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Pathways to Prosperity Project

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  1. 2. Pathways to Prosperity Project Presented by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation Initial funding was provided by the Northwest Area Foundation
  2. 3. <ul><li>Pathways to Prosperity Project Goals </li></ul><ul><li>To assist our Native Community </li></ul><ul><li>in the journey from poverty </li></ul><ul><li>to well-being </li></ul><ul><li>To accomplish this by providing </li></ul><ul><li>wrap-around services that target </li></ul><ul><li>physical, mental, cultural </li></ul><ul><li>and spiritual needs of our people </li></ul><ul><li>and community. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Why focus on the Seattle Native </li></ul><ul><li>American community? </li></ul><ul><li>30% of live below the </li></ul><ul><li>poverty line </li></ul><ul><li>Highest level of homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment is near 25% </li></ul><ul><li>*statistics from 2000 census </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Why focus on the Seattle Native </li></ul><ul><li>American community? </li></ul><ul><li>the highest infant mortality rate </li></ul><ul><li>the highest level of diabetes, </li></ul><ul><li>heart disease and cancer </li></ul><ul><li>chronic mental health issues </li></ul><ul><li>highest levels of disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics from 2000 census </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Principle Organizations: </li></ul><ul><li>United Indians of All Tribes Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by Bernie Whitebear in in 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>30+ year history of serving the social, economic, educational and cultural needs of Native Americans in the Puget Sound region </li></ul><ul><li>Project implementer / convener of coalition </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Principle Organizations: </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Area Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1934 </li></ul><ul><li>A grant-making Foundation that focuses on long-term poverty reduction in the Northwest. </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded United Indians a two year grant </li></ul><ul><li>The award is part of larger urban Native American poverty reduction initiative that includes Portland , OR, Rapid City, SD, and Billings, MT. </li></ul>
  7. 8. What is poverty? Poverty is not simply “a lack of jobs or income”, but rather “a web of interwoven problems—poor schooling, bad health, family troubles, racism, crime and unemployment—that can lock families out of opportunity, permanently”. Quoted from Joan Walsh’s “Stories of Community Building and the Future of Urban America”, commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation and published in 1996. .
  8. 9. The Tree of Poverty has many roots
  9. 10. What determines poverty? Lack of adequate housing not enough money for food no transportation unemployment alcohol addiction lack of cultural identity too many children chemical dependency chronic depression no safety net poor hygiene low self esteem no job skills no community support too much red tape in access to services racism We call these Determinants of Poverty.
  10. 11. <ul><li>Determinants of Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Poor health (physical, emotional, mental) </li></ul><ul><li>Weak cultural and spiritual identity </li></ul><ul><li>Unmet basic needs </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of basic safety and security </li></ul><ul><li>Fractured social network </li></ul><ul><li>Poor education </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment/low wages </li></ul><ul><li>Poor access to social social services </li></ul><ul><li>Racism and discrimination in society </li></ul><ul><li>Ineffective public policy </li></ul>
  11. 12. Determinants of Poverty Weakened Cultural & Spiritual Identity Unmet Basic Needs Lack of Personal Safety & Security Fractured Social Cohesion Low Levels of Education & Training Low Income & Lack of Access to Economic Development Opportunitie s Lack of Access to Appropriate & Adequate Social Services Racism & Discriminatory Public Practices Ineffective Public Policy & Programmatic Initiatives Poor Physical, Mental & Emotional Health
  12. 13. <ul><li>Our theory of change is to work on the Determinants </li></ul><ul><li>of Poverty by turning them to the Positive. </li></ul><ul><li>This flip to the Positive creates the Determinants </li></ul><ul><li>of Well-being </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Determinants of Determinants of </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty Well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Poor health (physical, emotional, mental) Vibrant health </li></ul><ul><li>Weak cultural and spiritual identity Strong cultural and spiritual identity </li></ul><ul><li>Unmet basic needs Basic needs fulfulled </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of basic safety and security Personal safety and security </li></ul><ul><li>Fractured social network Vibrant social network </li></ul><ul><li>Poor education Appropriate education and training </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment/low wages Adequate income opportunitites </li></ul><ul><li>Poor access to social social services Appropriate and adequate social services </li></ul><ul><li>Racism and discrimination in society a societal climate that appreciates diversity </li></ul><ul><li>and fosters inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>10. Ineffective public policy Effective public policy </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Four Key Strategies: </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Address the Determinants of Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Use a systems approach </li></ul><ul><li>Everything is interrelated </li></ul><ul><li>Action must be holistic </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap around services </li></ul><ul><li>Work with individuals, families, and community </li></ul><ul><li>3) Working from principle </li></ul><ul><li>[insert Four Worlds 16 Principles module] </li></ul><ul><li>(4) Start small before scaling up </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t try to be everything to everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Start with a small group of families </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Lines of Action for Promoting </li></ul><ul><li>Prosperity and Wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Education and training </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong education </li></ul><ul><li>2. Health and Wellness promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Medical access </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention a priority </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Lines of Action for Promoting </li></ul><ul><li>Prosperity and Wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>3. Cultural and Spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>Revitalization </li></ul><ul><li>Involve Elders </li></ul><ul><li>4. Community Building </li></ul><ul><li>Community is a web of </li></ul><ul><li>relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Create community center in </li></ul><ul><li>South Seattle </li></ul><ul><li>Have regular community </li></ul><ul><li>gatherings </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Lines of Action for Promoting </li></ul><ul><li>Prosperity and Wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>5. Bridge-building </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting resources </li></ul><ul><li>6. Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>Job placement </li></ul><ul><li>Small business support </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Lines of Action for Promoting </li></ul><ul><li>Prosperity and Wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>7. Partnership building </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships with government </li></ul><ul><li>and organizations </li></ul><ul><li>8. Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Two way </li></ul><ul><li>9. Public Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Local and State </li></ul><ul><li>Align policy with actual </li></ul><ul><li>community needs </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Bernie Whitebear Center for Community </li></ul><ul><li>And Human Development </li></ul><ul><li>Located in South Seattle </li></ul><ul><li>Community gathering space </li></ul><ul><li>Service center </li></ul><ul><li>100 Families Project </li></ul><ul><li>Modeled after a similar project in the 1980s </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap around services </li></ul><ul><li>Starting small before scaling up </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Canoe Center at South Lake Union </li></ul><ul><li>High profile presence for Natives in Seattle </li></ul><ul><li>Social venture business </li></ul><ul><li>Public interpretative and education center </li></ul><ul><li>Tipi Village </li></ul><ul><li>12 Tipis created on site </li></ul><ul><li>Summer camp for youth </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs created </li></ul><ul><li>Daybreak Star College </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong education </li></ul><ul><li>For credit and not for credit </li></ul><ul><li>Native curriculum </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Opportunities for Community Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Community volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Native-centric organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation funders </li></ul>
  21. 22. Timeline
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  23. 24. FOR MORE INFORMATION: P.O. Box 99100 SEATTLE, WA 98139 206.285.4425 EMAIL:
  24. 25. Pathways to Prosperity Project Presented by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation