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.
2022 Year End Review
2022 Year in ReviewDownload
So much in our world and work has shifted over the past few years and sometimes it feels like we are moving at lightning speed. But as we reflect on 2022, we cannot help but be grateful.
We moved deeper into our resident-centered advocacy work, building out fellowships to support residents in their own advocacy and leadership journeys and providing opportunities for residents to share their stories with lawmakers, in policy papers, and with community leaders. We expanded our cash work beyond The Magnolia Mother’s Trust to provide cash disbursements to families affected by the Jackson Water Crisis honoring our residents’ voices who said it was cash, not material donations, that would support them more in emergencies. We expanded our footprint and continued to be recognized as national and local leader on cash disbursements and developing community-centered programming.
We look forward to continuing the work in 2023, and we are grateful to have so many wonderful partners on this journey with us!