Tribute #24 – Our Providers: Delivering High-Quality Programs and Services to Residents across our Communities
CPDC partners with nearly 100 resident services providers that deliver high-quality programs and services to over 9,000 residents across our more than 25 communities. Many of those providers receive funding through CPDC’s joint/partner fundraising efforts. Through a grant provided by Capital One, CPDC has partnered with IMPACT Silver Spring to create the first Family Asset Building Network (FABNet) Circle prototype in the Washington, D.C. region.
The FABNet Circle was created to increase residents’ access to opportunities for economic empowerment and self-sufficiency. IMPACT Silver Spring’s unique approach helps small groups, typically consisting of 8-10 individuals in a given program cycle, create and grow social and economic capital and momentum. As members of the Circle become more marketable and employable, they begin generating income and their families become more economically stable.
Through the FABNet Circle, residents are establishing and contributing to savings accounts, learning English to improve their chances of finding better jobs, attending college, and establishing their own small businesses. They are taking an active role in decision making that affects their quality of life in their community.