Springboard’s approach to empowering vulnerable families to be engaged in the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of community program is innovatively different than what is currently being applied in the field. In board strokes, service providers working in the setting of affordable housing typically serve as brokers between residents and the programs or organizations that can serve them; “linkages” between residents and the larger community, mainly providing support during moments of crisis or organizing activities. Springboard is much more than a linkage. The organization provides direct strategic dual-generation programming.
Springboard To Opportunities has three strategies: Springboard To Learning, Springboard To Success, and Springboard To Community. Although the strategies are the same across all Springboard communities the programs are customized to each community and informed by resident identified needs, strengths and opportunities.