Our Community Development team builds thriving communities by ensuring people live in the community of their choice, have the resources they need, and have the social capital and skills to advocate for themselves.
Tri County Community Action supports the values, needs, and desires of our community experts - the residents.
We work with neighborhoods to expand opportunity and hope, to build upon vibrant communities so residents are lifted up while physical transformations occur.
All of our neighborhood revitalization activities follow the same approach to change:
We believe community change starts and ends with the involvement of the entire community. The community must be engaged in setting priorities and actions to create lasting change residents can feel and sustain.
Recognizing the complex community problems cannot be solved by any one organization, we pride ourselves on creating cross-sector partnerships with residents, community organizations, local businesses, religious institutions, and government. Working together creates a shared vision and the resources, expertise, and capacity needed to implement multiple interrelated strategies.
DATA AND EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES
Working from the expressed hopes and desires of the community, research is an integral part of helping to make data-informed decisions that meet the needs of the community. Neighborhood satisfaction surveys, parcel level observation surveys, crime data analysis, and best practice research area all used to help target specific actions and locations to make the maximum impact.