Economic realities offer us a stark reminder that capacity building and outcome measurement are necessary elements for the success of a nonprofit. Social impact is of greatest importance and should help us be more focused on how our efforts make a difference in our communities.
The problems facing small towns in the Yakima Valley, along with political pressures and the necessity of reform of the many systems in place to meet human needs are opening opportunities for nonprofits to fill in the gaps and provide services people have become accustomed to receive from the government.
Transformation Sunnyside along with its partners, just like many other institutions in the social sector, are finding creative ways to address our problems by partnering and forging coalitions with business, academic, government and religious institutions to launch innovative solutions.
Currently we conduct several events on an annual basis, here is the list of those activities and the impact we affect across our communities population groups:
· Youth Job & Career Fair. Prepare junior and senior high school students to enter local job market; secure summer job.
· Community Health Fair. Provide essential medical services to community members unable to access safety-net programs and lacking financial means to purchase health insurance.
· Business Conference. Assist business community in the process of repurposing their businesses to take active part in community affairs while turning a profit for their efforts.
· National and Global Days of Prayer Events. Infuse local congregations with deep desire to apply themselves to prayer, and to engage themselves in tangible acts of service to their neighbors.