connecting to resources
The Community Partner Network (CPN) 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.
Social and Economic Vitality will be hosting an Employment and Branding Yourself Information Session on Thursday, November 14th at 6pm. Light snacks will be served at 5:30.
Our guest employer will be the US Census Bureau. Come and learn more about the positions they are HIRING for with openings starting at $17.50 per hour.
Other sessions will include interviewing/self-branding and other valuable resources to prepare you for employment journey.
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) helps us explore the power we all have to change hostility and destructiveness into cooperation, community, and justice. In this three-day weekend workshop, find out how to do this in your daily life.
On November 29th of 2018, a few friends and colleagues who serve Wake County’s marginalized, vulnerable, and “at risk’ came together to talk about the barriers and challenges of connecting clients with the basic necessities and the help they need.
We talked about existing systems and processes; what was working and what was not; and we talked about what could be…If…we could create a neutral platform where our work benefited one another in a collaborative culture that made communication about relationships once more.
As we approach our first birthday, we want to thank you for a phenomenal year!
Sponsor One of Our Events
Our goal is to keep our Community Partner Network (CPN) event and training opportunities free of charge for participants as a way to express our appreciation for the hard work and sacrifice they provide while serving our neighbors who live in poverty and crisis. You can help keep our events free to those we serve by becoming a sponsor!
Any contribution is welcome and will be recognized at corresponding CPN events. Sponsorships, including in-kind supportive services, of $100 or more will be listed on the CPN website under UPCOMING EVENTS and for those offering $500 or more annually, we will be honored to display your logo.
The Community Partner Network is the philanthropic arm of the Transformation Exchange, which is not a non-profit. However, all contributions will be allocated toward defraying costs of the CPN.
Thank you for your support, vision, and partnership!
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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.
Roundtable Forums are the Community Partner Network’s (CPN’s) pathway to project work and collaboration between our faith, business, agency and non-profit members.
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.
Just to get you started…
Here are some great resources to tap in Wake County
A one-of-a-kind, searchable database of the North Carolina collateral consequences of a criminal conviction. See what someone with a criminal record can and cannot do post-release.