Community Collaboration

Through cooperation and partnerships, resources are maximized, and organizations and communities are enriched. The Community Collaboration Pathway leads to increased resources for individual and community success.

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Community Collaboration

Customer Impacts (fiscal year 2013-14)

STEP Linked Families with the following Emergency Assistance:

  • Emergency Food: 34
  • Emergency Fuel or Utility Payments: 390
  • Emergency Rent or Mortgage Assistance: 101
  • Emergency Car or Home Repair: 92
  • Emergency Temporary Shelter: 5
  • Emergency Medical Care: 2
  • Emergency Protection from Violence: 9
  • Emergency Legal Assistance: 13
  • Emergency Transportation: 55
  • Emergency Clothing: 7
  • Other Emergency Needs: 2,531

Community Impacts (fiscal year 2012-13)

  • STEP Community Connects AmeriCorps Program links nonprofits with members to provide   capacity building and organizational structure. This year 18 nonprofits in Lycoming and Clinton counties benefited from the service of AmeriCorps members.

Success Story

Provided by Daryl Kern, Director

AmeriCorps members completed a spring service project with Lock Haven University (LHU) AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members and student volunteers.  On May 9, members constructed raised vegetable beds at Clinton County Housing Authority Yost Community Center and the Life Center, a homeless and transitional living residence in Lock Haven.  The day began with a few team-building activities, and then participants divided into two groups, one for each site.  Members completed the raised beds and filled them with topsoil.  The LHU VISTA and the Clinton County Master Gardeners will assist with planting vegetables in the newly constructed beds when the weather is more suitable.  The Life Center provided lunch for members, students, their staff and residents, which allowed time for socialization and networking.