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INNER-CITY COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION TEAMS

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The Foundation

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Project Strive
Project Strive Assistance Program

IMPORTANT:
Please read the notice below before clicking the "I'm Interested" button.

Historically inner-city communities have been abandoned by the cities in which they reside because they are overrun with crime. There are places where law enforcement will not even tread in fear for their own lives. People living in these communities are too afraid to report when something illegal happens because they have to live there every day and deal with these types of criminals on a daily basis. Their children either end up committing crimes or are inducted into gangs. Thus, generation after generation this cesspool continues to produce some of the worst types of criminals who occupy our American prison justice system; and most of them are black.
Since these communities were formed, the only hope they've had this come from city and state municipal entities whose allegiances, funding, staffing, and resources at the inflow depending upon who is in charge. This is why nothing ever gets done. These communities must stop relying on these useless resources and start solving their own problems. Nothing will change otherwise! Ever! And generation after generation of innocent young blacks who continue the never-ending cycle.
Trying to attack this problem from the municipal or outside is not going to work because it has never worked. Administrations change, money dries up. Nothing changes, but everything gets worse.

OUR SOLUTION:
Our solution is simple and elegant. Get the facts on the ground from the people who live in these crime-ridden communities, and have them solve their own problems with the financial, and other support, and backing from our organization.

We would like to obtain volunteers who live in impoverished crime-ridden inner-city communities. These volunteers will be responsible for going door-to-door and walking around the neighborhood and inside buildings in low income communities to assess and evaluate what the crime problems are such as drugs, gangs, prostitution, robbery, rape, murder, Child abuse and neglect, etc.
We are trying to compile this on-site "first-hand" information so that we can begin moving specially tailored problem-solving programs into these communities to address and eliminate these problems.

Do you live in one of these communities? Are you fed up? Would you be willing to personally take responsibility and volunteer to help us assess the needs of your community and their actor help by volunteering to make things better yourself along with your neighbors? We hope so.
Think you have nothing to offer? Can you speak? Can you write? Can you walk or get around by wheelchair or other device? If you can only do one of these things, your community need you.

Here are some ideas:

  • Community Centers (Safe zones were youth and adults can gather in harmony and interact to help each other)
  • Church Programs (If there is no church we will form one where ever is necessary to uplift the spirits and give hope)
  • Community Gardens (There are many abandoned dilapidated houses and other structures occupying properties which themselves have also been abandoned by their owners and which can be torn down and the space converted - rezoned if needed by the city - to plant community gardens with fruits and vegetables as well as flowers. This would include rooftop gardens)
  • Community Parks (as safe space free from crime and drugs)
  • Community Social Service Patrols (volunteers who go out and talk to people in the community to find out with their direct personal needs are - such as,, grocery shopping for the elderly and impaired, Etc.)
  • Walkers (groups of several adult individuals walk children to and from school when parents or guardians cannot to prevent them from being harassed or enticed into criminal activity)
  • Blockers (small groups of volunteers from the community who prevent crime by simply being where crime happens - such as standing on a high prostitution area in groups thus deterring clients and prostitutes from plying their trade)
Whether or not any of the above would be considered viable in your community is up to you. They are just ideas of how individuals in the community can galvanize by coming together and solving their own problems without law enforcement and without government.

Ultimately we need an army! And army of motivated, concerned, active citizens from the community. Will you answer the call?! Stop waiting for local and state government to solve your problems for you.. If you haven't figured it out by now they aren't going to. Getting them to do anything is nearly impossible.

NOTICE:
Given our lack of staff due to COVID-19, and the amount of people using the "I'm Interested" button and then declining to volunteer altogether, we will no longer be responding to "I'm Interested" requests. Rather, if you are truly interested in volunteering use the link below to fill out our volunteer application form. If after you filled out the form, given the job, and then decline, you will not be allowed to volunteer with us again. Our post presents enough information to make an educated decision as to whether or not you wish to volunteer with us. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Here is the link to our volunteer application (only fill out and submit it if you are seriously interested):
https://form.jotform.com/203601524803142

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About The Foundation

Location:

PO BOX 6316, Springfield, MA 01101, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Foundation, in part, is to help those in need especially those who have been marginalized within society, by creating new and innovative out of the box problem solving methodologies. We pride ourselves in assisting individuals and groups to overcome the odds and obstacles which face them, to create realistic solutions to complex personal and social issues. The Foundation gets its name from Luke 6:48 of the Holy Bible though we are classified as a 501c3 charity. We believe that if you build a strong base of individuals and community, on a solid foundation, anything can be accomplished.

Description

The Foundation is an IRS registered, tax exempt, nonprofit, charity, dedicated to helping people obtain a higher quality of life through education, counseling, and innovative agressive self help programs.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Elder care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Work / Management
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This will be time-consuming as it will require each individual volunteer to work daily in assessing, planning, and implementing action.
  • Any special skills you may have such as computer skills, word processing, speaking, or anything else that you are capable of doing is needed. We will find something for you to do.

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