COMMUNITY PARTNER NETWORK
What is the Community Partner Network (CPN)?
It represents a consortium of organizations and volunteers that have come together as a team to meet the needs of neighbors struggling with poverty and crisis.
The CPN empowers and equips the community to stand in the gap where a bridge is desperately needed to critical resources. It strategically canvases the community for vital resources and connects these resources to service providers and faith-based initiatives.
What are you doing on March 28th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM?
Stand with us as we begin to canvass the community, build capacity and support organizations and agencies who do the work.
Just to get you started…
Here are three great resources to tap in Wake County
Our outcome goals are always about increasing the capacity to serve people with critical needs:
How can we serve more people and how can we do it better?
We are structured for success
We have THE DATA
We actively stay abreast of the community demographic, economic, and community data that matters to grant writers. Analysis of a given region of Wake County, or even a neighborhood, can easily be compared to the same countywide data.
We have THE INFORMATION
We provide information on non-discrimination regulation to help organizations receiving state and federal grant funding meet compliance requirements. Our partnering consultants can assist with developing Compliance and Public Involvement Plans.
We have THE MAP
Need to find a community resource? It is probably on the map. If it is not, it needs to be on the map. So, help us get our community resources on the map and make them easy for people to find.
The CPN represents over 300 volunteers that have historically served, contributed to and/or administered human services for people in need and crisis. The primary modes of communication are web-based and include email notifications and website postings. The system custodian is the Transformation Exchange. It can:
- Spread the word about an event, service or program;
- Bring focused areas of expertise around a problem that needs a solution; and
- Add a collaborative facet to case management by providing group communication to Roundtable Referral and Advocate Teams.
It is this commitment to work faithfully together that has forged a network of organizations and volunteers known and the CPN.
In the beginning, this only happened at an annual event hosted by Crossroads Fellowship Church. Community partners came together for “Roundtable” discussions about critical issues and needs impacting Wake County communities and residents struggling with poverty and crisis. It was a time when those who needed resources sat with those who had resources to share. Together, community partners looked for solutions and next steps to tackle really big problems. These meetings will still occur and it is hoped that these will be increased and take place across all regions of Wake County.
To open this forum and channel the synergy it produced into an ongoing continuum, the Transformation Exchange is developing an on online version of the event where concentrated expertise around the tough topics and scarcity of resources can be addressed head-on as a team 24/7.
By coming together, combining our strengths, and serving strategically, we can, as a community, close the gap between needs and public resources. If we stand together, we can be the step up that leads to transformation.