What is a Community Coalition?
At The Alliance, we believe in facilitating change and healing through engaging concerned citizens. Among our four-county outreach areas, we have helped organize collaborative groups to better serve you. We refer to these groups of proactive, concerned citizens as “coalitions”. Based out of Joplin, Carthage, Newton, and McDonald county, communities are addressing the needs of their citizens through these coalitions. With the assistance of the four coalitions, trainings, education, and mentorship opportunities are changing lives. Last year alone, each of our coalitions recorded a total of 520 community collaborative activities. These activities included trainings and educational seminars centered on prevention of the following issues:
- Teenage pregnancy
- Substance and alcohol use among minors
- Dating violence
- Childhood sexual abuse
- School safety
Involving local residents, teachers, coaches, and business professionals in our programming is how our coalitions thrive. By doing so, The Alliance is building stronger and healthier communities.