WE ARE THE NETWORK CONNnECTING COMMUNITIES.
Network Connect builds community capacity by coordinating grassroots and local partners to provide youth and families with social services, education programs, workforce skills, and mental health supports
FUTURE CULTURE CREATORS (FCC)
The Future Culture Creator Employment Program provides youth ages 14-19, who are currently enrolled in school, with an enriching, constructive year round-training, employment and internships through subsidized placement with local creatives,community based organizations, and non-profit organizations.
Dual School engages young people in meaningful, self directed entrepreneurial work. Dual School’s Design Thinking curriculum teaches agency, empathy, equity based thinking, and problem solving. Dual School’s Social Change Fellowship, a 13-week idea incubation program, has served hundreds of Delaware teens as well as young people across the United States and abroad.
COMMUNITY WELL-BEING AMBASSADORS (CWA)
The Community Well-Being Ambassador (CWA) Initiative is a community-driven, place-based prevention strategy to increase the capacity of targeted neighborhoods in the City of Wilmington and Kent County by promoting community well-being and resiliency among their residents across the life span. The newly established CWA initiative is the result of a collective impact approach between the following organizations across Delaware who are willing to bring their unique skills in the interest of addressing a common cause.
REVERSE THE ACES (RACE)
RACE to Wellness is a campaign developed by Network Connect to Reverse the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) amongst teens. The CDC defines ACEs as “potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years).” Network Connect’s RACE programming includes after school programming, summer camps, and the distribution of RACE kits during RACE days. RACE programs offer helpful tools and educational resources youth and families can use to reverse the impact of ACEs.
Network Connect provides monthly opportunities for grassroots organizations to collaborate and learn from each other during the Community Partner Connection Circle. As part of our Community Outreach programming, we also provide safe places in the city for community members to get access to both resources and activities they need with our Free Store, block parties, cookouts, and unique programming for youth.
We are the Network connecting communities.