Prosper Placer is a new nonprofit organization whose goal is to train, educate, and support low income families in Placer County who want to improve their economic well-being. Through the weekly Learning Exchange classes, families learn to set their own economic goals and plans for actions that will enable them to succeed.
The keystone of the program is the presence of volunteer allies who meet with a family regularly to support the completion of goals, help with problem solving, and point towards resources that families can utilize along the way. Allies attend the same Learning Exchange classes with the families for 14 weeks to understand and work with program concepts and goals. When classes end, allies continue meeting with the family (a minimum of once a month) to follow progress and offer encouragement for 18 more months. Each family will have 2-4 allies with allies working together as a support network for their given family.
Prosper Placer is looking for 36-48 allies to train in March. Allies need to have skills that include: good listening skills, process skills versus telling others what to do, ability to form friendship with someone from a different background, willingness to commit time, experience with people.
To find out more about becoming an ally, attend one of the informational meetings listed on the front. Please RSVP your attendance to: firstname.lastname@example.org.