What is Neighborhood Impact?
Neighborhood Impact is a faith-based strategy that reaches out in a holistic manner to people in financially struggling neighborhoods. Focused on Holiday Lake Estates in Holiday, FL, Neighborhood Impact works with the residents in to help them identify and use assets that are found in their community, then take more responsibility for their own lives to strengthen their family and as a group begin to transform their neighborhood from the inside out.
One Community Now’s Neighborhood Impact team is made up of individuals and community partners in a collaborative effort, not controlled by any one individual or organization but guided by shared vision and values.
We work with the residents to help develop programs and activities that will connect neighbors, strengthen families and empower individuals.
Every Thursday the Holiday Lake Estates Civic Association hosts family classes and programming with a complimentary dinner. Enjoy getting to know your neighbors and use the opportunities provided to learn new things.
Classes include: Getting Ahead, Understanding Your Finances, Spanish Lessons, Parenting Skills, Understanding Nutrition, etc
Childcare will be provided to those who attend classes.
Located at the Holiday Lake Estates Community Center, 3624 Atlantis Dr., Holiday, FL 34691
Contact Patti for more information
Getting Ahead Program
Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting-By World is a book and a 45-hour workshop that helps individuals in poverty build their resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their families, and their communities. The Getting Ahead curriculum:
- Involves rigorous work done in a safe learning environment with the support of an experienced facilitator and co-facilitator.
- Enables participants, called “investigators,” to examine their own experience of poverty as well as explore issues in the community that impact poverty − banking, housing, jobs, transportation − providing critical information the community can use to take action to end poverty.
- Guides investigators through an assessment of their own resources and how to build those resources as part of their move to self-sufficiency.
- Puts the concepts, tools, and relationships in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives and in the life of their community.
The Getting Ahead classes are held at the Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center located at 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday, FL. This is a 16 week course, dinner and childcare provided. Please contact us for more information on dates and times.