The Friendship Inc. "Family Rehabilitation Initiative"

idea by FavoredFriendship


What is your idea and how will it increase Millennial civic engagement in your community?:

Our idea is a family rehabilitation initiative that operates over the course of four years. We have created five programs that encourage financial stability, job-placement, education, elderly care, and political activism to impoverished communities. These programs are achieved through grassroots campaigning to inform the community of our presence. Then we form partnerships with churches and local social organizations that help the communities create their own neighborhood teams that are responsible for holding each other accountable. This engages the community by teaching them lifestyle strategies to help them help themselves. It connects them with organizations already established in their areas to ensure they get what they need. It also teaches them how they need to be engaged in the political process locally to ensure their government officials are working on their behalf.

How would your idea be implemented?:

This idea is implemented over the course of four years. First with a team of community organizers that engage the community directly through grassroots campaigning with a simple questionnaire identifying the needs of the community. Secondly contacting the local churches in the community to make sure we are targeting the people who need the most help. Third a team is put together to analyze the grassroots data collected and write out a plan to best present those needs and services to the community. Lastly those services are hand delivered to each family along with a plan to maintain what they have received and learned.

Where does your project take place?:

The intial place is the east side community of Charlotte, NC then spreading abroad to other impoverished communities in the state.

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