Community Development

Projects

Committees

TriCounty Community Network’s most important community contribution are the tireless problem solving of the organization’s committees. TCN committees are comprised of nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals that have interest in a specific community issue.  Most of TCN’s committee meetings are held immediately following the organizations general monthly meeting, providing a convenient way for members and meeting attendees to get involved in committee work. Committee work requires a commitment of about 1-3 hours per month for 10 months. So, for 13 hours per year you could make a big impact on community needs in our area!

To participate in a TCN committee or for more committee information please email info@tcnetwork.org

Youth Empowerment

Adolescence is a significant transition period and a unique window of opportunity to shape the healthy and successful development of future generations (care, 2016).  The Youth Empowerment Committee is focused on the concerns of local children, youth and young adults.  Projects include providing mentoring, school based presentations and programming, and leadership on issues impacting children.

Caregivers Support

An estimated 21% of households in the United States are impacted by caregiving responsibilities (NAC, 2004). The Caregivers Support Committee is providing unique and sustainable ways to address the issues of elder care and aging.  The committee focuses on supporting caregivers, and providing programs and projects that support the aging and adult population.

Community Partners Against Abuse

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are abused by their intimate partner.  This statistic is one of the many that underscore the need for proactive conversation and initiatives that support anti-domestic violence causes.  The Community Partners Against Abuse committee develops projects and supportive programming to educate, empower and support organizations and individuals to this end.

Committee for the Nameless

The Committee for the Nameless is a local change effort to impact chronic homelessness.  TCN has a leadership role in this strong community movement addressing the needs of the homeless population.  This committee works to collaboratively focus on the needs of the homeless in our community.  The committee meets outside of the TCN general meetings.

PROJECTS & INITIATIVES CONVENED AND LED BY TCN

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Workforce Focus

In 2017 TCN convened a workforce initiative, We Work Together.  This collaborative system addresses common issues preventing workforce programs from fully supporting vulnerable individuals while reducing duplication of services and allocating resources toward most effective services and favorable outcomes.  The model was created to direct systems change for workforce programs serving the greater Pottstown community with the goal to increase placement and long-term retention in living wage jobs with growth potential, which in turn moves people out of poverty and reduces reliance on Safety Net services.
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Youth Engagement Focus

C2 Community Camp

Youth Engagement Day

Americorps Youth Engagement Research Project

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Safety Net and Social Determinants of Health Focus

TCN had identified several social determinants of health to be addressed by convening and leading collaborations among local service providers.  Stay tuned…!
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Community Advocacy

Census Completion.  TCN convened providers and projects devoted to promotion of the 2020 Census.