Essential Ingredients of the Family Enrichment Center
O.U.R. Place provides access to resources; they also are spaces that resemble a living room with couches, comfortable chairs, and coffee.
Appreciative Inquiry & Co-Design
O.U.R. Place include families in the planning, development, and decision-making of the Center. Community members are invited to voice their ideas and co-design offerings with FEC staff.
Community Social Environment
O.U.R. Place creates a social network that connects community members to a hub of social support, increasing community connections for parents and guardians while also increasing healthy parenting abilities.
Community Advocacy and Organizing
FEC members collectively advocating for positive change, and getting results.
Economic Mobility and Self-Sufficiency
FECs utilize both a micro and macro approach to economic mobility to support individuals as they plan, reach, and sustain economic self-sufficiency.
Providing access to computers or assisting with housing applications.
Providing access to community leaders and local politicians.
Protective Factor Frameworks
Offerings designed around Protective Factors Framework to provide families with support and meet concrete needs.
Resilience – Be strong and flexible
Relationships – Everyone needs friends and family
Knowledge – Life is learning and leading
Support – Everyone needs help sometime
Communication – Help one another communicate
Economic Mobility – Individuals have resources and opportunities for growth
Community – Strong relationships among neighborhoods