The Community Action Partnership developed the Learning Communities Resource Center (LCRC) as a peer learning model where Community Action professionals assist each other with strategies to improve Community Action outcomes. Below are the five cluster groups focused on poverty-related topics:
- Decreasing Family Homelessness – Increasing affordable housing in safe neighborhoods, and expanding shelter supports and other services leading to home ownership.
- Increasing Financial Empowerment for Families – Designing strategies to help families with low and moderate incomes stabilize their financial lives and rise above poverty.
- Increasing Organizational Capacity – Identifying vulnerable areas within your organization and acquiring practical tools to improve the functioning of boards.
- Utilizing Place-Based Strategies – Developing and/or obtaining tools and resources to transform neighborhoods of concentrated poverty into neighborhoods of opportunity that support the optimal development and well-being of children and families.
- Bundling Services to Improve Outcomes – Affirming the existence of comprehensive, bundled services in the Network and identifying which bundle of services are most impactful for serving low-income families.