ConnectFamilias Family Center serves as a hub to bring services into the community and increase access to care and community resources in a safe nurturing and supportive environment in the neighborhood. With over 50 cross–sector partners comprised of parents, researchers, family and children & family service practitioners, Federal, State, City, County and Miami Dade County Public School and higher education staffers, policymakers, local business leaders and child advocates working together to design, strengthen and expand our community’s safety net in the neighborhoods where we live, work, play and go to school. Partners continue to connect and join forces to increase develop innovative programs rooted in best practices to increase access to education and college/workforce training, family and community health and wellbeing, child and youth enrichment and out of school activities along with skills training for youth, adults to explore workforce opportunities and increase long-term career success. By working together on common goals partners are cutting cost, reaching more families and addressing complex family needs in less time for quicker results. All the while partners are also addressing systemic issues and making needed changes, building capacity through cross training and making recommendations to improve service and business models that will benefit not only the families we see today but families across our community for years to come.