are forged between an organization and HUD's Neighborhood Networks
center or consortium. Centers and consortia nationwide can access
the partnership based on eligibility and interest. Read the partnerships
criteria for information about requirements.
and consortia partnerships are one-on-one relationships between
a business, government agency, or organization, and a center or
group of centers that may have formed a consortium. Potential partners
can explore partnership possibilities by contacting centers directly
using the Find a Center search tool or by contacting HUD's Neighborhood
Networks Coordinators to investigate opportunities for partnerships
in a particular region.
with Neighborhood Networks, partners can actively participate in
the effort to bring computer access to disadvantaged communities.
For centers and consortia, cultivating partnerships provides access
to experience, tools, and technology that can increase sustainability
and community building.
Atlantis Community Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia is a partner
of Reaching Our Community (ROC), a community-based organization
focused on providing programs, services, and funding that target
families. Together, Atlantis and ROC have launched several successful
programs that provide workforce assistance and entrepreneurial guidance.
With Virginia Tech, the partners launched the Healthy Homes/Households
pilot program that taught aspiring entrepreneurs the house cleaning
and hotel cleaning business, ranging from developing a business
plan to securing a start-up loan. From this program, six graduates
received jobs in the hotel industry. The center is planning to host
this program again in spring 2010 with a focus on another industry.
more information on successful partnerships, visit our Success