Community InReach Program Strategy: 3
Community Empowerment strategies are structured to address the community improvement needs by North St. Louisans of the community through employment readiness programming opportunities.
"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.