Partners for Community Development
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2012
Partners for Community Development, Inc. is a private non-profit organization founded in 1975 to provide services in Sheboygan and Manitowoc Counties in the State of Wisconsin. Partners' Hispanic-American Information Center (HIC) & County Wraparound Program, thanks to the financial support from the Corporation for National and Community Service and Serve Wisconsin, has been addressing needs specific to our communities since 2006. Partners HIC & County Wraparound Program, in collaboration with Sheboygan and Manitowoc County Health & Human Services Departments, School Districts, Sheboygan and Plymouth Area United Way, colleges, and local non-profit organizations, has strategically placed AmeriCorps members creating a community "safety net". Our goal is to continue providing support, mentoring, outreach, and guidance services to the underserved population in Sheboygan and Manitowoc Counties, putting an emphasis on at-risk youth, minorities, and Hispanic families. Partners' mission is "to combine the resources of both public and private sector to provide services to meet the needs of minorities and the disadvantaged in order to promote self-sufficiency, community integration, and enhance the vitality of the local community." AmeriCorps members serving under our program will be serving at-risk youth and low-income families by providing mentoring services, staffing after school programs, providing outreach services to the Hispanic community, and volunteer recruitment and deployment. The goals of the program is to decrease the rate of at-risk youth having to be placed outside of their homes in more restrictive placement (group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention centers), get them involved in productive activities, increase their knowledge about services and benefits available to improve their living situation, and increase their involvement as productive community members. Nineteen (19) AmeriCorps members will leverage four hundred (400) volunteers that will serve addressing community needs, and becoming participatory citizens. The CNCS investment of $233,064 will be matched with $160,660.