In the Neighborhood
Collaboration & Learning
Collaboratives work together in order to solve problems and enable transformational change. Collaboratives in health and human services, education, recreation and economic development have been the strength of our TriCounty area.
The Foundation has worked through and strengthened existing networks or assisted groups to create new networks to link efforts in Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks Counties.
- Pottstown Area Food Collaborative – A group of highly engaged, cross-sector entities with a shared vision for a localized food system that increases access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate, sustainably produced food.
- Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Committee (PARRC) – Comprised of representatives from eight municipalities in the TriCounty area, PARRC seeks to promote the development and maintenance of recreational facilities, encourage the preservation of open space, and implement better planning for parks and recreation for all.
- Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness (PEAK) – A state and national model, this initiative focuses on building partnerships with early learning programs in the Pottstown community.
- Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission (PMRPC) – Preserves and protects rural areas and promotes long-term economic growth.
- Pottstown Play Streets – Led by the Borough of Pottstown's Department of Parks and Recreation, Play Streets temporarily closes streets to traffic in Pottstown neighborhoods and provides play equipment to create safe, fun, and healthy spaces for children, families, and neighbors to connect and play right outside their doors.
- TriCounty Health Council (TCHC) – Created to work together on the health and wellness of our community.
- School Collaborative – Provides school faculty, staff and administration a mechanism to work together as they strive to provide healthy school environments.
- TriCounty Community Network (TCN) – An organization offering resources meant to empower partnerships and affect positive community changes.
Education and Learning
The Foundation is committed to providing valuable and relevant initiatives that focus on topics that affect all members of our community, directly or indirectly. These ongoing efforts provide inspiration, education and motivation that can lead to new levels of positive change.
- Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute—The importance of integrating movement in the classroom
- LaSalle Nonprofit Center Technical Assistance Support—Connections to free technical assistance consultation
- Brain Body Connection—How increasing physical activity can improve quality of life
- Resilience—Healthy coping during adverse times leads to healthy and happy individuals
- Recreation—Encouraging healthy living through active use of our parks and recreation system
- School Wellness Initiative—A a variety of wellness efforts in our local schools
The Foundation is invested in the development of current and future grantees as they improve themselves and better their ability to serve.
- La Salle Nonprofit Center—Access to upper level courses on non-profit management
- Learning Opportunities—Ongoing opportunities for learning and professional growth
- Impact—A comprehensive survey to gauge the needs and services provided throughout the community
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