"TO EMPOWER A COMMUNITY IS TO EMPOWER THE INDIVIDUALS OF THE COMMUNITY"
NORTH ST. LOUIS
North St. Louis is a disadvantaged community beset with crime, contained by dilapidated neighborhoods and high-risk individuals.
CRIME IN NORTH ST. LOUIS
Crime statistics indicate North St. Louis is the nucleus to crime crisis in the City of St.Louis. Internal reports indicate North St. Louis is the community most desperate for community resources.
North St. Louis is key to the crime problem in North St. Louis evolving into a crime crisis.
How can the "risk" factors of individuals be used as an advantage to address the issues of disadvantaged communities.
The I AM Model identified EMPOWERMENT as the solution.
IAM MODEL: DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES
The I AM Model for Disadvantaged Communities provides a comprehensive approach to address the multifaceted issues associated with high-risk individuals and disadvantaged communities.
The I AM Model for Disadvantaged Communities is a community empowerment method which performs to decriminalize and revitalize disadvantaged communities by identifying common “risk factors” between individuals and community, assembling community inreach programs within the perimeters of blighted neighborhoods and merging partnerships with key community members.
The Model IDENTIFIES :
common between individuals and the community they reside in.
The Model ASSEMBLES:
A COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PLAN
a guide to individualize strategic approaches.
The Model MERGES:
until desirable outcomes are produced.
Community Inreach is an innovative program approach to crime prevention, individual risk factors and community development. The program is designed to operate within the perimeters of blighted neighborhoods as an empowerment strategy to revive the disadvantaged community.
A series of workshops and seminars to address the public health problem violent behavior using the principles of Christianity.
The training contains prevention and interventions strategies for conflict resolution practiced by Christians.
Creates an Individual Empowerment Plan to develop promising goals and coordinate relevant services to address risk factors of individuals.
The Individual Empowerment Plan is designed for individuals to independently manage, monitor and measure personal outcomes.
Develops a Community Empowerment Plan as a tool to determine which needs of the individual and needs of the community can be simultaneously addressed.
The Community Empowerment Plan is designed for government, existing community organizations and business investors to use as a description of needs specific to a disadvantage community.