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Out of Poverty on Purpose (O.P.P)

A poverty awareness campaign to educate families in low-income communities and provide access to resources to increase economic mobility.

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Project Description

It is the mission, purpose, and duty of Family Personal Development, Inc. to increase socioeconomic mobility within low-income and economically disadvantaged communities. Our organization provides services that help families integrate organizational practices to improve outcomes related to health, relationships, education, financial literacy, and goal attainment.

To support our company’s mission and vision, we are seeking funds to finance the “Out of Poverty on Purpose (O.P.P.)” Project.  Through this project we will provide workforce and skills development training, career guidance, resource navigation, as well as information on socioeconomic mobility to low-income families in the community.  We will use our funds to purchase curriculum products, internet and computer equipment, STEM kits, and textbooks.

In 2014, a study titled “Where is the Land of Opportunity?” was published by U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University.  This report reviewed socioeconomic mobility among the largest cities in the United States and Charlotte, NC ranked 50 out of 50.  What this means is people born poor in Charlotte are much more likely to stay poor in Charlotte than they are anywhere else in the country (opportunityinsights.org).  Though Charlotte has been ranked 50 out of 50 for upward mobility, it has also been identified as a top technology and banking hub with an abundance of options and opportunities (comptia.org).  

Through the O.P.P. project, Family Personal Development, Inc. will launch an awareness campaign to educate families in low-income and underrepresented communities on the poverty crisis in Charlotte and provide access to resources to increase economic mobility. Using a grassroots approach, the campaign will include information sessions, career fairs, resource distribution, professional development, and career guidance to help combat poverty and increase socioeconomic mobility.  Ultimately, our goal is to reduce disparate outcomes for people of color through education and workforce development.

There is a plethora of information and training used to reach goals and improve outcomes provided by organizations that are, most times, only accessible by their employees. In turn, many career professionals will use the knowledge and training obtained in their professions to help make improvements within their personal lives.  Unfortunately, only about 20% of professionals are Black or Hispanic so not as many have access to such impactful knowledge that could help families move up in social class (www.epi.org).

Family Personal Development, Inc. is led by a team of professionals who lead with personal humility and unsubdued will.  We come from humble beginnings and represent the communities we serve.  We are licensed educators with experience in workforce development and career programs.  Our approach to socioeconomic mobility includes the use of Household Organizational Transition Strategies. We help families transition into organizations and use research-based practices, used by other successful organizations, to lead their families to upward mobility.  

To avoid duplication or overlapping of services we go through a discovery and alignment phase that includes the following:

•    Identifying a major issue negatively impacting underprivileged and underrepresented communities (i.e education, transportation, support systems, etc.)

•    Identifying efforts in place to address this major issue

•    Identifying gaps and obstacles impeding the success of those efforts

•    Aligning our passion and expertise with the community need to fill gaps and overcome obstacles that will increase upward mobility

Services we provide include:

Family Personal Development Consulting

  • Guidance on implementing organizational practices within household
  • Household management strategies (i.e conflict resolution, relationship building)
  • Parenting tips and coaching

Training and Development

  • Career Pathway Programs
  • Access to online courses
  • Job seeking services (resume building, job coaching, networking)
  • Curriculum & Instructional Support

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program Guidance

  • Connect with schools to improve their CTE programs with families in mind
  • Connect with community partners to build rapport with K-12 school districts

Academic Mentorship

  • Provide tutoring services for K-12 students
  • Learning resources

Educational Advocacy

  • Assist parents with understanding educational rights, policies, and expectations
  • Attend school-related meetings with parents/students
  • Act as liaison between parents / guardians and schools

Resources and Awareness for Health, Relationships, Education, Finances, and Goal Attainment

  • Awareness events
  • Sharing of community resources
  • Support navigating community resources and services

Thank you, in advance, for your support in helping others get out of poverty - on purpose.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How can you help? Join our Family PD Personal & Professional Learning Community.  Once you join, you will be on our email list and receive notifications for volunteer opportunities. Join on our website: familypd.org 
  • Are we hiring? Not yet.

 

 

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