Working Together for a Changing Community
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Black Ashes Pavilion, South Park
To RSVP, please use this Eventbrite link and register
As a direct outcome of the inaugural Jefferson Forum in 2015, the Jefferson Regional Foundation provides and on-going opportunity for organizations from across the Jefferson area to convene and work collaboratively to improve our communities via the Jefferson Community Collaborative. The Jefferson Community Collaborative creates opportunities for community organizations & service providers who are dedicated to improving the communities of the Jefferson region to network with other providers, work together to solve community challenges and strengthen existing community assets, and to build their organizational & leadership capacity.
OUR CORE STRATEGY
To build & strengthen what we already have in our communities
- Coordinate resources & service providers
- Educate leadership & community about issues & existing resources
- Find ways to apply best practices
- Equip each community with essential resources
SHARED VALUES GUIDING THE WORK
- Diversity & inclusion
- Collaboration & consensus building
- Commitment to sustaining the work
- Transparency, openness & willingness to share
PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES
Eat and Educate Series
Launching in 2016/2017, an on-going lunch-time series designed to focus and coordinate efforts of Collaborative members around specific topics.
Bringing wellness resources to existing community locations and events.
Families First Fun Network
Enhancing and promoting existing community events and happenings to be more family friendly and accessible.
The Jefferson Community Corps
Increasing the number of community stewards throughout the region; opportunities for more people to become active in transforming their communities.
State of Our Communities
Gathering and presenting key data and information regarding core issues (Poverty, Mental Health, etc) to Collaborative members and community leaders throughout the region.
June 27, 2017 1:00-2:00, prior to Collaborative Meeting
A resource guide that includes contact information for qualified service providers in the Jefferson Region, organized by service area and designed to assist service providers with referrals and networking.
A yearly gathering of leaders from around the region focusing on networking and capacity building. This year’s event is on Wednesday, May 10th. Registration is now closed.
Mental Health First Aid
Increasing community awareness regarding mental health issues and stigma through trainings that teach basic symptoms, simple interventions, and local referrals. For more information, contact Tina Zimmerman at Allegheny Health Choices, Inc.
Upcoming Mental Health First Aid training opportunities:
Local data compiled by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research, organized by community and available for use by all members of the Collaborative.
Data Training and Coaching
Elizabeth Monk, Research Specialist with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social & Urban Research (UCSUR) is hosting office hours for Collaborative members interested in data coaching and training in the Jefferson Regional Foundation offices on the dates & times below. Please email email@example.com to reserve your time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you are interested in becoming an active Collaborative member, please contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.