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Partnerships are critical to the success of any business; integral to improvements in the economy; and instrumental in mobilizing communities to become more self-sufficient. There are many entities working in communities with the greatest needs; however, they often work in isolation with few results. Additionally, there is little continuity of support. The Digital Network Group (DNG) established a community stakeholder model to enhance collaboration among multiple community partners and minimize the fragmentation of services to the same population. In this current economy, partnership engagement and collaboration are cost-effective techniques that will ensure that community development has a long-lasting impact and can contribute to the growth of people resources in the community, which will have a greater impact on the future economy.


Our Kinetic Potential business unit is more than just a provider of services; for many of our partners our strongest value proposition is the role we play as the “integrator” and manager of the talent pipeline. The Community Stakeholder Model identifies the various actors that are essential for developing talent and the role each plays in the context of a talent supply chain. This demand-driven system ensures that our talent portfolios deliver employers entry level talent that possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities developed in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.


Our definition of customers are the participants receiving talent development services; the "supply" of talent. Participants are sponsored by agencies that have oversight of at-risk populations and a mandate to prepare their constituency for independent living and a career in the 21st century workforce. Public schools systems, workforce agencies and juvenile justice departments are common partners and considered the "suppliers' of talent.


Educators and service providers deliver the value added steps required to advance participants through the talent pipeline. These entities are generally academic institutions, government agencies, npos and corporations.


Employers create workforce demand and specify the requirements that drive KP's Talent Portfolios. Our highly customized approach is designed to increase the supply and caliber of talent available to meet our employer partner's workforce needs. All organizations with a compensated workforce are classified as employers and benefit from an improved talent supply chain.

Funders/ Supporters

Funders and Supporters are institutions that share our commitment to developing students for the 21st century workforce. These organizations provide the financial capital that funds a participant's participation in talent development services. Employers, Foundations, Government Agencies and Social Impact Investors are common partners; the collaboration model improves the return on investment by distributing the cost of developing talent across multiple partners.


Citizens and organized groups that live and work in communities contribute as volunteers or program staff supporting talent development efforts. Community Service Organizations, Student Groups and Professional Associations are common partners.