Through cooperation and partnerships, resources are maximized, and organizations and communities are enriched. The Community Collaboration Pathway leads to increased resources for individual and community success.
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Customer Impacts (fiscal year 2017-18)
- 19 nonprofit partners in Lycoming and Clinton counties benefitted from the service of STEP AmeriCorps members.
- STEP AmeriCorps members provided 35,504 hours of service to the community.
- 30 service terms were completed with an education award.
- 11 STEP AmeriCorps members exited the program for employment.
- 2,236 intake & assessments were completed to determine what services were needed.
- STEP served 2,416 CSBG-eligible customers—individuals at or below 120% of the federal poverty income guideline.
- 571 goals were achieved through Family Navigation, along with 691 self-sufficiency matrix improvements.
Youth Enrichment for Success (YES)
A Family Navigator has been working with Macenzie since November 2016. Macenzie completed her senior year of high school in June 2015 with no clear direction of what she wanted to do after graduation. It was apparent that she had some issues with anxiety as well as limited community knowledge. The Family Navigator began working with Macenzie to develop employment skills including resume building and interviewing techniques. With a little guidance, Macenzie quickly developed the necessary skills for employment readiness.
Macenzie expressed an interest in working with animals and possibly working towards a degree in the veterinary field. The Family Navigator worked with Macenzie to complete an application for the Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS), contacted the volunteer coordinator, and set up a date for Macenzie to begin her career exploration.
The Family Navigator received reports from Macenzie’s volunteer coordinator that she did a great job and that she was very helpful. Macenzie continued to develop essential employment skills at LAPS and recently interviewed and accepted a paid work position at the local YWCA Boutique.