We seek to accomplish the following program outcomes:
Raise awareness of the importance of supporting low-income populations in their self-employment pursuits.
Show that a social service approach to entrepreneurship is most effective in helping low income people gain a living wage.
Dispel entitlement myths to demonstrate that no all persons on public benefits desire to abuse the system.
Remove barriers that would prevent the preservation of the family unit and inspire community togetherness and care among different benefits-dependent populations.
Support low-income populations in their efforts to help their fellow families in need through pay-it-forward service projects they create.
To maximize agency resources and decrease operating costs, we depend on volunteers to help us serve others. Currently we have 18 volunteers who support our cause. We are always in search of more business professionals and special event volunteers who want to pay-it-forward. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit ourAgency Needspage and sign-up today!
For us it is not about re-inventing the wheel, but rather, making strategic alliances with other agencies in our service areas who are just as passionate about entrepreneurship as we are--so that we can continue working with our primary target audience which is our niche. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the many agencies and small businesses that have supported us through client referrals and as training facilitators:
Business Advisors of Cleveland
J.C. & Associates
Black Pages of Ohio
Miracle Resources, LLC
Full Circle Creative
Minority Business Solutions
Urban Ounce of Prevention Services, Inc.
The Moskowitz Firm
Northeast Ohio Region Minority Business Assistance Center
Ron Woodson & Associates
Fatherhood Initiative Partners
In January 2011, the Trumbull County Fatherhood Initiative (TCFI) started as an agency special project to engage community stakeholders in supporting and implementing fatherhood activities across the county. After 16-months of planning, the TCFI has begun to launch special events for fathers to engage with their children. None of this would be possible without individual residents of the City of Warren, Ohio and the following community partners:
Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority
Trumbull County Job & Family Services
Alliance Community Outreach Program (ACOP)
Warren City Schools
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Ohio Practioners Network for Fathers & Families--Trumbull/Mahoning County Representative
Trumbull Community Action Program
Warren Youngstown Urban League
Trumbull County Children's Services
Our approach in assisting entrepreneurs runs parallel to that implemented by Rising Tide Capital, a nonprofit organization based in Jersey City, NJ that has been honored by President Obama for their work with aspiring entrepreneurs. To learn more about this model, visitrisingtidecapital.org.
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