NATIONAL SERVICE & FAITH-BASED & COMMUNITY INITIATIVES Working Together. A STRATEGIC PLAN 2005-2006. 2005-2006 GOALS. Goal One : Empower communities to recruit volunteers to assist with the mentorship of children of inmates and ex-offenders
A STRATEGIC PLAN
Goal One:Empower communities to recruit volunteers to assist
with the mentorship of children of inmates and ex-offenders
upon reentry. (“Justice Cluster Initiatives” and the First Lady’s
Helping America’s Youth Initiative).
Goal Two:Continue to remove barriers and (create equal
access for FBCI’s) level the playing field with emphasis on
modeling at the state commission (Governors’ FBCI) and
city partnership levels. Increase private sector leverage to
sustain and strengthen grassroots initiatives.
Goal Three:Increase service programs and participants
in faith-based and other community-based organizations.
Provide mentors to 25,000 children of incarcerated parents
through AmeriCorps*State and National, Senior Corps, Learn
and Serve America, and AmeriCorps*VISTA programs.
Dr. Wilson Goode, founder of the Amachi Program, a faith-based national mentoring model for
children of incarcerated parents.
“AmeriCorps State members helped Amachi during the critical start-up time by providing volunteer and mentor coordination in the local churches. We now have AmeriCorps*VISTA members as part of the overall national expansion for Amachi. Support from the
Corporation has made it possible for us to move quickly and effectively to make a difference in the lives of these children. They have been great. We’re grateful for this support and look forward to continuing the partnership.”
Strengthen and document a national network of youth and adult
reentry models and link volunteer resources with innovative ex-
offender reentry initiatives.
Forge dynamic partnerships with governors FBCI
liaisons, State Commissions and local mayoral
Assist States in barrier assessment and monitor Equal Protections actions with appropriate T/A tools and guidance.
Increase service programs and participants in faith-based and other community-based organizations.
Jackson MS- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service participants Tess Scannell, David Caprara, Dr. Juanita Sims Doty, Mayor Harvey Johnson, Youth and Community
Expand technical assistance and outreach to better demonstrate how national service programs and their members can be a resource to faith-based and other community organizations via program T/TA funding commitments.
(NCCC, VISTA and AmeriCorps*State and National, including projects with Volunteer Florida (hurricane recovery), Southeast Rural Community Assistance Program, Volunteers for Communities, Habitat for Humanity)
NCCC members cover damaged roofs after Florida hurricanes.
Collect accurate and timely data on participation of faith-
based and community-based organizations. Work with OIT to
make data collection a uniform and routine part of program
administration across streams. During the next two years the
Corporation will track the following metrics across programs:
“If federal programs can succeed in empowering grassroots organizations, faith-
based communities, mayors, states, and other vital engines of civil society – and
if together we can strengthen that partnership and make service to others the
credo of every American – then we can truly overcome the challenges that face us.”
David Eisner, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service
Strengthening America's Children and Families Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, January 16, 2004