We’re collaborating on over 20 local initiatives, convening like-minded organizations and providing support that allows them to further leverage their resources for their programs that benefit youth.
How We Support Our Programs
We Share Knowledge
With 29 years of experience and up-to-date information about national youth development trends, initiatives and evidence-based practices, HCI is well-equipped to offer advice and training to organizations that serve and engage youth.
We Make Connections and Convene Meetings for Results
Our deep understanding of the youth service landscape allows us to make meaningful connections with partners and prospective partners. And when meetings take place, we work with hosting organizations to set the agenda, facilitate the meetings, take the minutes and map out the next steps to ensure progress and accountability.
We Write and Report Grants
HCI has an excellent track record of identifying and securing grant funding for youth-based programs. And we’ve never met a funder that doesn’t appreciate our close attention to detail in the reporting process. Since 2005, we have secured nearly $15,000,000 in grants from outside the community to benefit local youth efforts.
We Help Track and Evaluate Effectiveness
In collaboration with our program partners, we identify objectives, develop systems to collect meaningful program data, implement evaluations to measure impact, and produce data-driven evaluation reports for stakeholders and funders.
We Build Capacity
By providing infrastructure support – collaborating on administrative services, sharing office space, serving as a fiscal agent and/or staffing programs with HCI employees – we allow like-minded initiatives to steadily grow and focus on their mission-driven programs that benefit youth.
We Help Implement Activities
We don’t shy away from rolling up our sleeves and getting to work. We will do whatever we can to see that goals are achieved and that youth – and our community – thrive.
Programs We Support
Making sure ALL Rice County students are connected to the internet for the 2020-21 school year.
Early Childhood Navigators
Working with Faribault and Northfield families of young children to overcome obstacles that prevent kindergarten readiness.
Family Recovery Support Team
Walking alongside parents recovering from addiction as they work to make changes in their lives by meeting them where they are at and providing support and connections to resources in their community.
Faribault Cradle to Career
A collective impact initiative to achieve community-level change for children and youth growing up in Faribault.
A youth-run grant-making initiative that provides funds to projects that are led by youth.
Faribault Youth Investment
Building community connections for healthy youth development in Faribault.
Growing Up Healthy
Enhancing community connectedness and developing leadership among low-income, immigrant and refugee neighborhoods within Rice County.
Investing In Youth Grants
Mini-grants to nearly 30 local projects annually that foster intergenerational connections and further connect young people to their community.
Working to reduce the rates of Latinx pregnancy in Rice County and improve Latino student-school engagement and connectedness.
Northfield Community College Collaborative
Classes are offered year-round and available to anyone who has graduated from high school or has a GED. It allows people to earn a 2-year Associates in Arts Degree, or complete generals entirely in Northfield.
A collective impact initiative to achieve community-level change for children and youth growing up in Northfield.
Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative
Increasing the involvement of low-income youth in local sports associations and providing over 300 scholarships annually.
A free home visiting program for families promoting creative ways to learn through play, enhancing parenting skills, and helping children prepare for school.
PRIMEtime Out-of-School-Time Network
Free afterschool and summer enrichment programs for over 1,100 Northfield youth.
Rice County Chemical and Mental Health Coalition
Dedicated to using a public health approach to improve the chemical and mental health care systems in Rice County, the coalition is committed to building countywide capacity for prevention, intervention and treatment efforts.
Improving high school graduation and postsecondary participation rates of Faribault youth in grades 6–12 who are low-income, students of color and/or potential first-generation college attendees.
Youth working to expand Northfield’s permanent skateboard park to build and strengthen our community.
Take It To The Box
Prescription drug takeback program that collects more than 2,000 pounds of medications annually through boxes in the local police stations.
Partnering with the Northfield Area Family YMCA to provide transportation options to local youth-serving programs in the community, helping get kids and families to activities.
Providing an evidence-based alternative court approach for individuals facing prison time related to their substance use issues.
Tri-City Bridges to the Future
Supporting high school graduation and career pathways for over 100 youth facing multiple risk factors in Northfield and Faribault.
Learn About HCI
Now that you’ve seen all the programs we support, learn more about HCI.