Board Member: Partners for Change Tri-Valley
PARTNERS FOR CHANGE TRI-VALLEY
Partners for Change Tri Valley is a community-based effort to empower people to chart their course out of poverty and toward self-sufficiency by intentionally creating personal relationships that bridge financial class lines.
We hold weekly meetings that starts with a community dinner and then we meet for an hour discussing Barries to life improvement including generational poverty, racial inequality, marginalization in communities, and we discuss how to improve lives for the long term vs. the short term. This weekly meeting crosses class and racial lines and creates a community bond with all participants. We partner folks with Mentors who will create short-term and long-term goals that are reasonable and attainable. They meet weekly at a time and location of their choosing to discuss the goals and obstacles. Many folks who are homeless or close (i.e one paycheck away) to being homeless can feel isolated, unsupported and discouraged.
Building community helps create a support system of encouragement and support that provides a Hand-UP vs. a Hand-out. We are currently looking for folks to serve on our Board of Directors.
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About PARTNERS FOR CHANGE TRI-VALLEY
4743 EAST AVE, LIVERMORE, CA 94550, US
We are a community-based effort to empower people to chart their course out of poverty and toward self-sufficiency by intentionally creating personal relationships that bridge financial class lines.
A community-based program that assists Tri-Valley families in achieving financial self-sufficiency. The individual or family is the Change Leader and sets goals for economic improvement. After completing a 14-20-week life skills course entitled Getting Ahead, Change Leaders are partnered with 2-4 volunteer mentors called Allies forming a support system.
The Circle meets regularly to build friendship and do the hard work required to achieve the Change Leader's goals for independence, which typically takes 18-24 months. Once the goal is met, Change Leaders are expected to contribute to the community in a step we refer to as Reciprocity completing the circle with action.