Founded November 1, 2000 to serve the County of Los Angeles, the POWER Collaborative Network (PCN) is a cluster of human resource providers & community outreach socioeconomic development specialists. Guided by the spirit & intent of the Workforce Investment Act, the PCN works to deliver more efficiently & effectively essential life needs, thus, the acronym POWER means Promoting Opportunities With Essential Resources.
The PCN members obtain useful socioeconomic data & innovative developments in human services via monthly meetings, at various member locations. The PCN employs face-to-face agenda topics covering discussions on job recruitment, funding, training, & other related human need interests. In addition, PCN members use the Internet as a collaborative learning tool by regularly sharing essential resources and opportunities with colleagues and the community at-large.
The POWER COLLABORATIVE NETWORK meetings are produced and managed by the SOUTHLAND PARTNERSHIP CORPORATION [a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization]. For job/training opportunities visit www.IStartOnMonday.com
Our goal is to help service providers exchange resources and ideas more freely. We approach that goal with the Southland Partnership Corporation’s (SPC) ability to create an open source community as our major focus. SPC provides a forum for participants to share real-time opportunities that help to create sustainable jobs for citizens, thereby enabling an enhanced purchasing power for the entire region.
SPC has chosen three primary objectives for fulfilling its mission. We believe that these activities will be of the greatest benefit to the community of southern California:
Consistency in Sharing Best Viable Practices
As a non-political online communications intermediary, SPC is backed exclusively by the participating service providers. This means that—ultimately—it is only as good as the information shared by participating public and private organizations. The infrastructure of the SPC is well respected, trusted and useful to the social service providers countywide.
Frequent and accurate communication is the key to SPC’s success. As a universal resource and marketing agency a great deal of dependency is pressed upon SPC’s continuous improvement processes. If SPC is to maintain a level of quality and viable resource for both current users and future adopters, we need to maintain, improve and enhance the integrity of the communication tools.
In the context of public misunderstandings, misinterpretations and misrepresentations, SPC needs to be clearer about its purpose and technology. Allowing the community to speak through a single source will enable SPC to improve its status as a universal resource center.