Map of Sites - figure out how to make it interactive? google maps?
SCOPE OF SERVICES FOR MEMBER SITES
NETworX-USA provides curriculum, communication, collaboration, support, and services including training the trainers (TOT Training), trademark protection, and compliance with standards established for outcomes to regional training centers. NETworX-USA only works directly with local sites as needed to help establish regional centers.
NETworX regional centers, with specific competency and capacity standards confirmed by NETworX-USA, serve local sites. These centers accept responsibility for recruiting, training, and coaching of local sites. Regional sites contract with NETworX-USA for access to the curriculum and its updates, mutual learning, and for national data analysis & reporting.
Local sites contract for NETWorX membership with regional centers at an initial annual fee of $5,500. Once training and coaching are completed (projected two – three years) sites can expect $4,500/yr. for ongoing licensing. A NETworX license includes coaching (monthly for first year - bi-monthly in year two - quarterly in year three) curriculum materials, training, and membership in NETworX and the Advanced level Learning Exchange from Think Tank, Inc. Additional learning opportunities may also be available depending on the regional center capacity.
Contact NETworX to learn more about starting your local site.
Abundant Communities (ACTS)
Abundant Communities (ACTS) is a program of Think Tank to help faith based leaders develop a holistic understanding of poverty and realign ministry approaches based on a shared set of principles. Acts focuses on buildling opportunities for all involved to experience reconciliatin in foru key relationships- God, self, others, creation/community. ACTS is not an add on project, or another 'program of the day,' but rather builds on the strengths and ministries already in place in the chruch or faith based group to effectively engage with the broader communitiy. Acts emphasizes development and personal empoerment rather than relief, believing real change occurs most effectively through a body of supportive friends.
Think Tank is currently looking for faith communities to pilot the entire ACTS process in their community. As learning partners, the ACTS early adopters will have the opportunity to influence and shape a model that has the potential to have transformative impact on the North American Church. Contact Think Tank for more information.
REGIONAL CENTERS & SITES
Training of Trainers (TOTs)
TOT is a comprehensive workshiop designed to provide the practical resources for Community Leaders to fully implement a NETworX site. Two community leaders at the TOT is required for any community wishing to establish a NETworX. TOT is facilitated by nationally certified trainers of NETworX with many years of exeprience in the NETworX model.
In this hands-on training approach, participants join weekly NETworX meeting, meet the Champions of Change-hard working poor familiies moving out of poverty and Community Allies - volunteers who work with families to unblock situations keeping Champions from their goals. Local training facilitators and board members active in the community share their roles in the process.
NETworX partners with Think Tank, Inc to provide ongoing training, develope researched based strategies to address community needs, compile up-to-date statistics and real-time coaching local sites through The Exchange (link to members only page).
Cost of Poverty Experience(COPE) is a life changing-event that simulates the obstacles, decisions and consequences faced by people in poverty each day.