The Planning Division embraces the Vision of CAP Riverside and supports economic development, maximum feasible participation of the poor, educational opportunity, building communities of opportunity, empowerment, competence and self-esteem as the foundations of citizenship and healthy neighborhoods. The vision leaves no one behind.
The Planning Division fulfills the community action mission of “Helping People. Changing Lives”. It works within community to offer opportunities for the poor through education, wealth building, advocacy and community organizing.
The Planning Division is dedicated to meeting the following four objectives in its daily activities:
- Strategic Planning in the agency and in community provide direction and purpose for programs, services, and activities within education & wealth building, advocacy, community organizing, and agency capacity building [collection, orientation, monitoring, analyzing and reporting on program strategies, outcomes and societal data, economic and environmental perceptions, Blueprint to end poverty, creating measurable outcomes and tracking progress]
- Capacity Building of staff, board, and community includes training and technical assistance opportunities that enhance and expand knowledge, skills, and awareness of poverty issues, develop strategies to end poverty; and create new opportunities for service deliveries and agency growth [for staff, board, and community, Community Action Academy, ROMA outcomes management, collaborations, Request for Funding processes, community dialogues, self-sufficiency calculator, President’s Volunteer Award].
- Evaluation and Monitoring of sub-contractors, in-house programs, and community efforts [tracking site-visits, customer satisfaction surveys, community report cards, demographic profiles, including fiscal and programmatic evaluation, trend analysis].
- Research and Development identify the most effective, efficient program strategies and best practices to end poverty through primary and secondary data [agency fund development, community assessments, data collection, demonstration programs, return on investment].
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COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN
CAP Riverside has conducted a county-wide needs assessment, distributing 7,500 surveys to low-income Riverside County residents regarding the situation of poverty in Riverside County. This survey formed the basis of the 2012-2013 Community Action Plan, which is required by law to be submitted every two years. This document describes how CAP Riverside will address these needs over the next two years.
The plan was approved by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors on June 7, 2011 and was submitted to the State. The entire Community Action Plan may be accessed at the link below:
2012/2013 Community Action Plan