Twelve organizations have received approval by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation to establish regional community inclusion networks.
Community Inclusion Networks
All citizens, community organizations, local business, government agencies, and communities are encouraged to participate in their local Community Inclusion Network.
The 12 Community Inclusion Networks will develop local poverty reduction plans and work together to deliver programming tailored to local needs. The financial resources and support is being provided to the networks by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation.
According to the Economic and Social Inclusion Act, the corporation can recognize a community inclusion network provided the local group has established a structure for governance and decision making, which includes a board with representation from business, government, the nonprofit sector and citizens who are living or have lived in poverty.