Community Pizza Partnership (CPP) is a collection of the diverse portions of our community working together to build Quality of Life for and by Every Savory Slice, starting with the most needy and neglected, the street Homeless Adult Population. This Initiative is not in competition with, but complimentary to and enriching of, other programs already activated or proposed to serve this population.
WHAT MAKES THE CPP TRULY UNIQUE & POWERFUL
Bay to Bay Services in collaboration with Street Mercy Movement have developed a unique process that is personal, inspirational, pro-active and fun. Like a “block party” with purpose. Harnessing the Power of Empathy & Unity, every gathering ends with a doable Action Plan to be implemented before the next month’s meeting. Then the party opens up to participants and onlookers, alike, to celebrate that one step of a solution has been activated. Through this partnership and exchange of talents and services, the Street Homeless become the models of how even those considered lumps of coal smudging our streets, can be discovered, mined and polished into the diamonds of community assets.
Because of this power of UNITY, and unique CPP process, Wayne Applebee, County Director of Homeless Services, and Doug Logan, City Director of Initiatives for the Chronic Homeless, have pledged their full support and participation.
THE GOALS OF CPP
1. Develop personal, and mutually helpful, relationships between street homeless and community at large
2. Improve safety and security for current adult street homeless population, and neighbors.
3. Elect an Administrative Board, representative of each segment of the community, to organize and facilitate the Action Plan devised by participants at the CPP events.
4. Develop an interim site, complementing the capacities of other program sites, to complete the provision of 24/7 locations that are safe & secure for all adult street homeless and neighbors.
5. Create Validated Models of “Transformational Housing” that start with micro homes and develop in coordination with progress through four (4) sequential stages of needs & capacities.
6. Utilize Rewards and “Good Neighbor Contracts” for Volunteers and Apprenticeship Sponsors.
7. Gradually implement practical and affordable processes and community services that re-integrate the evolving adult homeless, into the Community-at-Large, as Assets.
PROPOSED CPP EVENT DETAILS
1. DATES, LOCATION and TIME:
The COMMUNITY PIZZA PARTNERSHIP will begin as a series of 7-9 monthly events/year, from November 2015 through May or July, 2016, depending on when a sense of closure has been reached for a Break.
It will be held in a location with an open and friendly atmosphere (TBA) that allows people to register and commit to the event process, or observe from outside for possible future participation.
2nd Saturdays from 1:30pm - 5:30, inclusive of registration through party and cooperative clean-up
The Administrative Board will continue meeting monthly until November 2016, with a
quorum of at least 5, to address any arising maintenance needs.
In October 2016, a CPP Year in Review will be held, at which time the participants will vote to set the focus of the next season.
2. SUMMARY OF EACH CPP EVENT
With inspirational background music, each event begins with Registration and Mingling followed by table assignments for dinner and Engagement. Meetings open with the introduction of a topic and speaker followed by Visualization and Consultation on questions relating to the afternoon’s topic, leading to a decision for a speciﬁc Action Plan to be implemented by the following month. The event ends with door-prizes and a party featuring live music.
3. EXPANDED EVENT DETAILS
a. Registration: Each registrant is issued a reusable name tag to facilitate table assignments for dinner & processes to maximize empathizing and partnering. These assignments are rotated at subsequent events.
b. Buddy System: “Role Models” and Vetted homeless are buddied up with homeless at lesser stages of social development for the best possible experience by all.
c. Rules of Positive Engagement & Consultation
1. Meetings will be chaired by Jaclyn Tredway of Bay to Bay Services. Topics will be introduced in order of appropriate progression of goals.
2. Speakers will share aspects of programs they think provide solutions to the action goal being addressed at that meeting. Merits of their proposal will be considered in conjunction with other paradigms.
3. Participants at each table will initiate Visualizing and Consultation before their chosen spokesman presents a summary to open consultation on the floor.
4. With the aid of a “Talking Timer,” all participants will have an opportunity to speak for 2 1/2 min with up to 2 minute responsive questions and discussion, in light of previous comments. The time remaining will be spent in formulating a summary of their thoughts to open to general consultation.
5. All Comments will be frank and honest, but kind and respectful.
6. Not all comments will not be recorded, but noted and addressed. Bullet notes will be taken on discussion, looking for solutions, or means of implementing. Then the recording secretary will compile an Action Plan from notes, in consultation with the floor for correctness. Once the plan is formulated, we will look for consensus, or agreement by majority vote.
7. To truly test the effectiveness of an Action Plan, all will commit 100 % support to the decision and activation of the plan, with no dissenting opinions. Then actions taken over the following month will be reviewed at the successive meeting. Only then can a true assessment be made as to the potential successes, and/or needs for adjustment.
8. Sometimes, discussion will reveal that there is not enough information to make a good decision. Then, the decision will be to identify & acquire needed information.
d. Mystery door prizes: There will be a list of door prize donors and their donation, however, it will not be known what prizes (or combinations of prizes) will be available at any given event. This will discoure attendance of events based on desired door prizes being offered. Also, to increase the chances of getting a prize that is most needed or valued, winners may open their prize to a “barter auction” trading their prize for a service.