The work that you have done in other cities is remarkable! I currently live in Point breeze area of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. We are striving to uplift this low social economic community through opening a community center. Do you have any suggestions for steps moving forward? Or organizations I can reach out to for funding?
Our mission is to inspire happy healthy lifestyles. Through providing a warm, open-minded, positive space for mindfulness, experiencing art and culture through dancing and music, as well as many other classes, including individualized nutritional planning and cooking classes, we aim to bring Resources under one roof, to give the community a convenient one stop location. If you well like me to forward you my business proposal to better understand what we are offering, please let me know. Look forward to hearing from you! Happy new year to you and your family!
Megan Countey, BSN-RN
Thanks for your email. The Community Tool Box is not a funder, but it does have a tool kit prepared that helps you find funders and submit applications to them. This tool kit may be found at: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/writing-grant-application
In terms of other advice for next steps, I would highly recommend you build a logic model for your organization if you haven't done so already. This is simply a more formal way to outline the impact you hope to make and it will offer you a blueprint for programs and evaluation of your work in the future. Some tips to begin this work may be found here: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/4-developing-framework-or-model-change
I hope this helps as you begin to really dig in to your work in Philadelphia. Best of luck in 2018!
Happy New Year to you as well!