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Contact: Jaime Joshi
Company: Community Partners
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Vice President of Housing Services, Lynda Charles, contest winner Chelsea Gianna Louis and her mother Milca Ambroise Louis
(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) August 1, 2018 – Palm Beach County non-profit hosted Home is Where The Art Is - their second annual community art show at the South Florida Science Center on Saturday, July 28.
The event was in celebration of Neighborworks Week 2018. An affiliate of the federally funded national organization, Community Partners echoes Neighborworks America’s values of creating strong and stable communities with affordable housing and resources to empower residents and encourage tangible, transformative change.
“One of the greatest benefits of NeighborWorks is that they are not only a funder, but they act as a true partner,” said Community Partners Board Chair Allison Labossiere. “They make investments in Community Partners' staff and board through training opportunities. They share best practices and the tools to ensure CPs' success. They truly want their members to succeed and will do what it takes to make sure that happens.”
By blending housing, community and behavioral health services, Community Partners is working with families to build stronger communities.
“Community development is more than just building homes and playgrounds,” said Neighborworks America’s regional vice president Donald Phoenix. “Community development is ensuring that the families and residents of an area have the tools and resources they need to be happy, healthy, stable and successful.”
This year’s event was held at the South Florida Science Center’s Stiles-Nicholson STEM building and in honor of that connection, this year’s theme focused creating a home of the future.
The show was open to all and artists created models, paintings and drawings based on their vision of what the future will look like.
Community Partners’ Mentees on the Move program joined volunteers to showcase the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education via a series of experiments ranging from making slime to shooting water-propelled bottle rockets.
By working to create strong communities and encouraging educational development in art and science through their BRIDGES and Mentoring programs, Community Partners is ensuring that families have a safe and stable place to grow, learn, create and play.
This is how Community Partners is Changing Generations by Changing The Odds in Palm Beach County.
Community Partners is home to Housing Partnership, Inc. and Parent Child Center, Inc. Together, these nonprofit organizations offer a comprehensive array of housing, community, and child and family mental health services. As members of Community Partners, these organizations have significant capacity to make a lasting, positive impact on our children, families, and communities. While each organization retains its own charitable 501-(c)(3) status, they share consolidated financial statements, a common board, and administration under the name of Community Partners. The combined strengths of the agencies enable Community Partners to effectively address some of our community's most challenging financial, social, and emotional issues. Learn more about Community Partners here: cp-cto.org