Join The Community Partnership's 20 for 20 celebration. Here's a summary of why that's important to the community.
Have you noticed cakes popping up all over town in celebration of The Community Partnership’s 20th anniversary? The cakes represent the services provided by The Community Partnership (TCP) to our local children, youth, and families. They are being placed in local businesses to bring awareness of the work of TCP and to ask for financial support from our community. The $20 for 20 years campaign will provide resources to meet community needs in the future.
The Community Partnership incorporated as a nonprofit organization May 23, 1997. A celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Hauck Drive in recognition of this milestone. The Chamber of Commerce will be present for a ribbon cutting and donors, community members, board members (former and current), and staff will join in the celebration.
The Community Partnership programs make a difference every day. Capable Kids and Families provides home visits and a developmental therapy equipment loan program for children with disabilities and their families, which increases developmental progress. 99% of the participants in the Chafee Independent Living Program for youth in foster care are either attending or have graduated from high school, while nationally only 50% of foster youth complete high school. The kindergarten readiness test scores of children in TCP’s Early Care and Education programs, which educate and support child care providers, are significantly higher than children in other programs. The participants in the PLUS 1 Program for pregnant and parenting youth reported zero repeat pregnancies, while nationally one in five teen moms have a repeat pregnancy before the age of 20. These free programs are changing lives. Additionally, The Community Partnership Resale Shop provides low cost clothing, household items, and furniture.
You are asked to join in the celebration by taking a picture with the anniversary cakes and tagging The Community Partnership on your social media account. You are also asked to consider donating $20 in recognition of their 20 years of work in this area. TCP appreciates the support the community has provided over the past twenty years. For more information, contact Mark Long, Development Director at 573-368-2849.