Springboard To Opportunities connects families living in affordable housing with resources and programs that help them advance themselves in school, work and life. We do this by working directly with families, as well as by establishing strategic partnerships with other organizations that help residents achieve their goals.
Who We Are
Springboard To Opportunities was formed with the understanding that affordable housing alone is not enough to create thriving communities where all residents can succeed.
Who We Work With
- Affordable housing residents
- Real estate developers
- Property management companies
- Neighborhood leaders
- Community stakeholders
We build pathways for adults, children and families to realize their dreams.
Our programs and services are unique because they are resident-driven and resident-focused. No other organization is doing this kind of work, and we believe we can create a new model to cultivate hope and start to break the cycle of generational poverty. The stability of affordable housing meets an essential need for residents, providing the opportunity to shift their focus away from daily obstacles and toward future aspirations.
We ask residents about their hopes and ambitions beyond their current situations. We also ask about the challenges and struggles that stand in the way of their success. As a direct result of these conversations, we have created Springboard To Opportunities’ programs to help residents solve their most pressing problems and make a detailed road map to realize their dreams.
The overall goal of the organization’s “radically-resident driven” service delivery model is to increase the self-efficacy of vulnerable families; thereby positioning them to be their best selves in life, school, and work.