Raise $75,000 to fund ongoing operations and establish a strong foundation for future growth.
Strengthening the foundation of this unique nonprofit in the Tri-Valley will enable us to build a long term, supportive environment for people transitioning out of poverty and into self-reliance.
We are grateful for the contribution of a small group of individuals who have provided the seed money to start Partners for Change. Now that we have proven our concept and we have real success stories, it is incumbent upon us to establish ourselves with a broader base of support. We are excited to launch this Fundraising Campaign to allow more community partners to share in our future successes.
Who Are We?
We empower people to break the cycle of poverty and build a life of self-sufficiency.
We started in 2015 as an answer to the root causes of poverty. Rather than address the symptoms of situational or generational poverty, we came together to empower people with life skills like communication, budgeting, and goal setting, keeping an eye on self-reliance.
PARTNERS FOR CHANGE is a 501(c)(3) organization that surrounds people working to lift themselves out of poverty with the support of volunteers from the community. The individual (or family) is the CHANGE LEADER and sets goals for economic improvement.
After completing a 4-month life skills course, Change Leaders are partnered with 2 to 4 volunteer mentors called ALLIES forming a support system to aid in achieving self-reliance. The PARTNERSHIP meets regularly to build friendship and do the hard work required to achieve the Change Leader’s goals for independence, which typically takes 18-24 months. Once the goals are met, Change Leaders are expected to contribute to the community in a step we refer to as RECIPROCITY completing the circle with action.
We have partnered with the Livermore Joint Unified School District, Open Heart Kitchen, Las Positas College, City Serve, Livermore Homeless Refuge, and Arukah House among others doing great work to make poverty a thing of the past in the Tri-Valley.