Power of We Consortium

A unique, sustainable model for capacity building and community improvement is transforming Michigan’s Capital Area. It’s called the Power of We Consortium, and it has:

  • Helped galvanize community support for the Ingham Health Plan, a locally-developed health coverage model that has provided access to care to more than 55,000 Ingham County residents since 1998,
  • Built and sustained a neighborhood-based system of community centers and community development initiatives that support grassroots change,
  • Democratized access to community data and social services information by developing innovative Web-based tools and a 2-1-1 call center,
  • Developed data and discharge systems that were replicated statewide to improve support for the homeless,
  • Built internal capacity of community and faith-based organizations to increase effective service provision.
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PWC Co-Chair Vincent Delgado, Health Officer Dr. Renee Canady, ANC Director Joan Nelson, and community members discuss the development of guiding values for the PWC.

This power to create change comes from the network of regional relationships that are cultivated and sustained by the Power of We Consortium (PWC). The Consortium’s name, the Power of We, stems from its members’ beliefs – that what affects one person affects the entire community, that many of the community’s most vexing challenges are interrelated, and that by working together, positive change is achievable. Members of the PWC – including grassroots community organizations, faith communities, nonprofits addressing social issues, learning institutions, municipalities, and human services agencies – come together to mobilize the community’s assets to solve complex social problems. These problems typically affect more than a single sector, and controlling them is beyond the capacity, resources, or jurisdiction of any one person or organization. But by working together, the Power of We Consortium overcomes them. For more information about the Power of We Consortium, contact Isaias Solis at (517) 887-4691.

2014 Consortium Master Meeting Schedule

For detailed Community Summit information, click image below.

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Thank you to our current Community Summit sponsors:

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Our mission is to improve the quality of life and self-sufficiency of all residents of Ingham County.

Our vision is a healthy community through collaboration.


For more information about the Power of We Consortium, contact Isa Solis at (517) 887-4691 or (517) 258-0087.

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