Everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to our communities. We create opportunities for people of all diversities and income-levels to participate in advisory committees, volunteer at our locations and advocate for creating communities that thrive.
Advocacy and Awareness
We are consistently working to help inform people about the causes and conditions of poverty. Poverty Simulations are powerful experiences immerse participants in realistic poverty situations offered through our Pathways 2 Prosperity Program. Understanding what people in poverty experience every day offers a new perspective on people in need and fosters empathy and compassion.
While we are apolitical and nonpartisan, we believe that everyone in our community should exercise their rights to vote and help individuals learn how they can get involved. Our Degree Up program is especially working to teach specific civic engagement skills to community college students.
Volunteerism & Community Involvement
Volunteering is good for your health and helps us do our work more efficiently. Our Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) serves as a volunteer center to connect adults 55 and older to positions. No matter what your age is, we have an opportunity for you to get involved and make a big difference.
We explicitly create opportunities for our participants to volunteer. We host multiple advisory committees in which the participants of our initiatives guide decision-making. Even our Board of Trustees contains participant representatives. This is important to us as it helps us take into account important voices and creates leadership development opportunities that make a big difference.