Extensive Integration Efforts Continue as Alliance and COA Prepare for Launch of New Organization

July 15, 2021

Along with the development and board approval of its new vision, mission, and core values, the Alliance-COA team continues to make significant progress on a wide range of integration objectives designed to fuel the success of its newly integrated organization, as it awaits final approval from the office of the New York State attorney general.

Other critical work underway includes efforts by cross-functional teams to finalize core product and service offerings; engage partners in developing the policy agenda; optimize the new organization’s operational structure; finalize the new identity and branding; and plan the virtual learning experience, Alliance-COA SPARK, to be held Oct. 12-14. 

Focused on Alliance-COA’s commitment to advance equity, SPARK is a virtual learning experience designed to elevate important conversations around some of the most vexing challenges we face and inspire individuals and organizations in their efforts to implement innovative practice, policy, and research for the improved well-being of all people.

By featuring compelling headliners and leveraging established and validated knowledge and novel thinking that disrupts the status quo, SPARK will enable participants to effectively address the most persistent barriers to effective practice, leadership, and change. Registration and additional details will be available soon. Learn more and plan to join us for this exciting and inspiring event.

About the Newly Merged Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Council on Accreditation

The Alliance-COA and resulting new organization will convene and catalyze a dynamic, inclusive, multifaceted network of human/social services organizations that leverages the collective experience of the field and research to spark a current in the sector and drive continuous evolution and improvement. Our goal is to activate the power of the social sector and create a unified, intrepid, just, and purposeful network that propels our field forward so all people can thrive. The new organization will provide a range of opportunities to actively shape the sector through policy, advocacy, knowledge exchange, certification, accreditation, and ongoing iterative and reflective connections.


About COA

Founded in 1977, the Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit organization that accredits human and social service providers. Our mission is to partner with human and social service organizations to strengthen their ability to improve the lives of the people they serve.