United Way of Greater Greensboro Seeking Lead Partner to Open a Second Family Success Center
Based on the tremendous success of United Way of Greater Greensboro’s (UWGG) Family Success Center (FSC) and continuing community needs, UWGG is requesting Letters of Interest (LOI) to select a lead agency to operate a second FSC. LOI are due April 16, 2018.
The FSC model addresses the needs of families living on low incomes by offering integrated services in one accessible location. Services focus on employment, education, financial capability, health and wellness and basic needs and are provided through collaboration.
“We are elated to expand this integrated service delivery strategy that will place more local families on a path of self-sufficiency. The Family Success Center model has proven to be successful in bringing together community partners that collaborate to serve families and has established Greensboro as a city dedicated to innovative solutions to ending poverty,” says Frank McCain, Vice President Community Investment and Impact, UWGG.
To-date, the FSC has helped over 175 families, representing 236 adults and 309 children on their journeys toward self-sufficiency.
Since launching, FSC members have achieved significant milestones:
- 218 adults completed job readiness classes
- 86 achieved employment
- 25 earned a GED (41 currently working to earn a GED)
- 10 enrolled in college
- 93 completed financial capability classes
- 117 opened new child savings accounts.
The first FSC was established in 2015 with lead partner, Guilford Child Development, in zip code 27406 and is supported by over 30 community-based partners. The FSC offers Guilford County’s only GED completion program that incorporates free high-quality onsite childcare.
UWGG’s long-term vision is to eradicate poverty in the greater Greensboro community by empowering people to become self-sufficient. A component of UWGG’s business strategy to realize this vision is to establish FSCs in Greensboro zip codes experiencing the highest rates of poverty.
Visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/LOI to learn more about the application process, FSC requirements, and access the following documents: