In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country, the NNED selects an organization to highlight once a month. Springboard To Opportunities has been selected as the Partner of the Month for April in honor of Minority Health Month and in celebration of their participation in NNEDLearn 2019.
At Springboard To Opportunities, they believe all have a chance at a better future.
Springboard To Opportunities is a nonprofit organization working with residents of affordable housing to help them reach their goals in school, work and life. They do this by working directly with families, as well as by establishing strategic partnerships with other organizations that help residents achieve their goals. Their programs are fundamentally resident-driven; they listen to the needs of the community and create resources that support and empower them as they take steps toward success.
To build pathways for adults, children, and families to realize their dreams, they work with:
- Affordable housing residents
- Real estate developers
- Property management companies
- Neighborhood leaders
- Community stakeholders
The overall goal of the organization’s “radically-resident driven” service delivery model is to increase the self-efficacy of vulnerable families; thereby positioning them to be their best selves in life, school, and work.
Springboard’s approach to empowering vulnerable families to be engaged in the planning, implementation, delivery
Springboard To Opportunities has three strategies:
- Springboard To Learning – stress the importance of a good education and the value of life skills
- Springboard To Success – empowers residents to take steps to achieve their short and long term goals
- Springboard To Community – creates a safety net for residents of affordable housing with immediate assistance
Although the strategies are the same across all Springboard communities the programs are customized to each community and informed by resident identified needs, strengths and opportunities.
Learn more about Springboard to Opportunities and how their resident-engaged services can provide a platform for low-income people to advance themselves in life, school and work.
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month here.