Our Mission: Impact Connections will address the challenges facing our local/global communities by accelerating the involvement of the general public in these challenges, so that, individually and collectively, everyday citizens and their families can make a positive difference for our world.
Our Vision: We envision a culture of connectedness that partners informal educational organizations and their participants with nonprofit and NGO charities and their projects. Through these connections, participants will have expanded opportunities to learn, understand, and act; through these connections participants will make contributions that make a positive difference for our world. By harnessing existing, untapped potential through such increased connections, both educational organizations and their charity partners will expand their reach and deepen their mission impact.
Project Idea: Taking the After-Terror Out of TerrorismLast Updated on 2010-06-22 18:25:56Taking the After-Terror Out of Terrorism: On the first anniversary of 911, The Children’s Museum of Utah threw open its doors to children with birthdays on September 11th. Children were invited to come, celebrate their birthday and “take back” 911 for themselves and their community. The colleague who recommended this program to Impact Connections challenged us to “imagine the power for national healing that this program represents; what if Impact Connections had existed in 2002 and had been able to take this program to even a quarter of the children’s museums nation-wide? A generation of children might have been empowered and communities healed.” Picture credit to Donna Svennvik/ABC.
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Project Idea: Quick Response to Educate and ActLast Updated on 2010-06-22 00:00:00
Quick Response to Educate and Act: When an earthquake, tornado or other natural disaster strikes, the public is eager to learn more and eager to help. While these disasters often strike with little warning, it is quite predictable that they will happen somewhere in the not too distant future. With modest support of a Quick Response Museum Network and ready access to real-time digital imaging technologies, Science and Natural History Museums can be positioned to quickly modify and execute relevant educational programming that was pre-created by grant-funded Network experts. Every participating museum could become a node in a network of immediately relevant and coordinated public information. Augmented by pre-established relationships with relief networks, Museums could also choose to be sites for relief packet production or other activities with visitors taking... More »
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