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

Community Sustainability

There are many definitions and there are many different ways for communities to attain a more sustainable future. The sustainability of a community depends on creating and maintaining its economic and environmental health, promoting social equity, and fostering broad-based citizen participation in planning and implementation (community sustainability, 2016). The Community Sustainability Committee focuses on projects and programs that impact the greater good.  Specifically, the committee works in the areas of workforce development, environmental concerns and disaster preparedness.

Community Sustainability
Youth Empowerment | TriCounty Community Network

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.

Caregivers Support
Community Partners Against Abuse

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.

Committee for the Nameless | TriCounty Community Network

TCN Programs and Projects

In addition to TCN’s committee work, the organization has completed several projects this year that target specific community needs.

Housing

WE ARE committed to the idea that partnership is the most successful way to address issues of affordable housing in our community.  TCN has convened numerous community converations regarding affordable housing, housing quality, tenant/landlord relationships and home ownership.

 

Youth

WE ARE concerned about the services and support available to empower the youth in our community.  In early 2016 a coalition of youth service providers was formed under TCN’s direction.  The partnership resulted in development of a Community Camp (C2) designed in cooperation with the Pottstown School District, to serve District students from 5th-8th grade.  Students were provided with a four day per week, half day summer camp for six weeks.  The initiative was delivered by the youth service providers.  Camp days included introduction to tennis, gardening, health and wellness, cooking, financial management, achievement and leadership, art and reading.

Workforce

WE ARE engaging residents, local nonprofits, businesses and government agencies to help this once thriving community stage a comeback.  Workforce is a crucial piece in making our community whole.