EnVision Centers are premised on the notion that financial support alone is insufficient to solve the problem of poverty.
Intentional and collective efforts across a diverse set of organizations are needed to implement a holistic approach to foster long-lasting self-sufficiency.
EnVision Centers will provide communities with a centralized hub for support in the following four pillars: (1) Economic Empowerment, (2) Educational Advancement, (3) Health and Wellness, and (4) Character and Leadership.
The Economic Empowerment pillar is designed to improve the economic sustainability of individuals by empowering them with opportunities to improve their economic outlook.
The Educational Advancement pillar seeks to provide educational opportunities and includes partnering with public and private organizations that approach education in non-traditional ways on non-traditional platforms.
The Health and Wellness pillar is designed to improve access to better health outcomes for individuals and families.
The Character and Leadership pillar is designed to enable all individuals to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by encouraging participation in volunteer and mentoring opportunities.
Today’s tour at Amazon Fulfillment Center was an eye opener for me.
It was an opportunity to see firsthand what I have read and have been told: the traditional warehouse working, storing and pulling merchandise will become obsolete.
On one hand, sadly, I saw the reduction in manpower due to automation. Yet, on the other hand, I saw the urgency to prepare youth for jobs witnessed today and beyond: computer and robot design, construction and repairs.
- Bernice Cottrell, retired Principal