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Power of We Consortium

Greetings! I am Karika Parker, Coordinator of the Ingham County PWC, historically known as the Human Services Collaborative model. We offer 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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Vincent Delgado, 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, call Karika Parker at (517) 887-4691.

 

AmeriCorps VISTA recruitment has been extended until Wed. May 25th!

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps VISTA Program is looking for FIVE passionate individuals to join our team! The PWC AmeriCorps VISTA program focuses on EDUCATION and ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. Please click this link for complete position descriptions, and instructions on how to applyWE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 AT 5PM. 

AmeriCorps Recruitment Coming Soon

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State Program is looking for passionate individuals to join our team! The PWC AmeriCorps State program focuses on increasing food security and healthy eating habits to low-opportunity neighborhoods to reduce chronic disease in Lansing residents. Member recruitment for the 2016-2017 year will begin mid-summer. 

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State program focuses on increasing food security and healthy eating habits to low-opportunity neighborhoods to reduce chronic disease in Lansing residents. The AmeriCorps program works closely with local non-profits, faith based and government organizations to place AmerCorps member who serve hands on with social justice issues,  food justice issues and community needs.

Benefits of being in AmeriCorps:
– Full or Part time positions available
– Living Allowance
– Education Award upon service completion
– Student loan forbearance on qualified student loans
– A professional development opportunity and a chance to be part of an amazing team doing extraordinary work in healthy food systems for Ingham County!

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Mission

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.

Contact

For more information about the Power of We Consortium, call Karika Parker at (517) 887-4691.

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