Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative supports a community where struggling residents across the region can achieve a basic standard of living in housing, health care, nourishment, education and sustainable financial resources.
Health, Education, and Food Access: The Health, Education and Food Access Committee promotes multi-sector collaborations between health, education and food access to reduce the impact of poverty in the Tri-Valley.
Housing: Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative works to increase access to affordable housing in the Tri-Valley through media, planning, and advocacy.
The Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative (TVAPC) is governed by an elected, volunteer Steering Committee. The representatives of the Steering Committee are members of the Leadership Group from a variety of sectors. Members of the Steering Committee serve a one year term and may be re-elected at the end a term. Elections are held on the last Leadership Meeting day of a calendar year.
Members of TVACP comprise the Leadership group and participate in governance of the collaborative by reviewing and voting on collaborative business. The Leadership group meets quarterly and is open to the general public.
The Steering Committee and Leadership Group direct the Project Manager. The Project Manager helps to oversee the TVAPC strategic plan, budget, business and communications activities, marketing, social media and community liaison work.
TVAPC has two working groups that meet as committees to address the specific areas of interest to the collaborative: the Health, Education and Food Access Committee and Housing Committee. Theses committees meet monthly and are open to the general public and new members.
The committees may establish a task force to study potential projects. The task force is charged with reporting its findings and recommendations to the committee from which it originates.
TVAPC has a sponsoring fiscal agent that receives and distributes collaborative monies and completes record keeping activities.
TVAPC is deeply rooted in the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton and also benefits from participation by members from Berkeley, Castro Valley, Danville, San Leandro, San Ramon and Oakland.
The Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative operates under a Collective Impact framework with a
unique structure which does not lend to traditional logic model representations. The TVAPC
promotes multi-sector collaborations through convenings. Thus, the input for the collaborative
is the human, social and financial capital of members. The activities of the collaborative involve
sharing data and discussing needs and methods for filling gaps to reduce the impacts of poverty in the Tri-Valley. The outputs of the collaborative are: (1) needs assessments, which are helpful
to the community at large for making decisions, (2) special events providing relevant data-
driven community education and improvements to service delivery and (3) special projects
addressing identified gaps.