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COMMUNITY LIFEWe are more than housing. In partnership with residents, TCB Community Life initiatives advance equity by creating communities of opportunities where all people can thrive.

HOW COMMUNITY LIFE WORKS

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Community Life utilizes a resident-centered approach, placing resident experience, agency, and opportunity at the foundation of what we do. Service Coordinators are trained in resident-centered coaching to increase a resident’s sense of agency and control over their lives. An increased sense of agency and control has been linked to increases in feeling valued, economic mobility, participation in community engagement activities, and housing stability.

Community Life strives to create more equitable access to community resources and opportunities for TCB families, seniors, and disabled households. When resources and opportunities are limited or unavailable, Community Life works with local partners to bring these resources and opportunities to our residents.

RESIDENT AND COMMUNITY SUCCESS

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Community Life leads the Avondale Children Thrive collaboration to address the social determinants of children’s health in Cincinnati. Our goals include increased numbers of: community gardens, smoke-free housing; stores offering healthy foods; babies being breastfed; mothers reading to their babies; and children in early education programs.

MEASURING OUR IMPACT

We use mixed methods to inform community success plans; we also use a process tracking system to measure our progress throughout the year.

The Community Life annual survey shows the progress that communities are making toward accomplishing their community goals and objectives.

Among our 34 family and 20 senior Community Life sites:

0%
Young Children Enrolled in Preschool
0%
Residents have access to primary care provider
0%
Families have internet at home
0%
Residents connected to work
0%
Adult residents are registered to vote
0%
Seniors can rely on neighbors for support

COMMUNITY LIFE LEADERSHIP

Our teams have local roots and a national network.

ELIZABETH GONZÁLEZ SUÁREZ
Vice President of Community Life

KATIE CARROLL, PH.D.
Research and Evaluation

JODI CUNNINGHAM, PH.D.
Health and Housing

ANNE VINICK
New England

SHANDA BROWN
Mid-Atlantic

VANESSA PANICO
New York/New Jersey

ROSE MABWA
Midwest

JILLIAN OLINGER
Great Lakes

CONTACT US

Great Lakes
OH, MI, IN, KY
736 Oak Street
Columbus, OH 43205
380-235-7050
Mid-Atlantic
DC, MD, NC, PA, VA
1003 K Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
202-552-2500
Midwest
IN, IL, WI
135 S. LaSalle Street
Suite 3350
Chicago, IL 60603
312-577-5555
New England
CT, MA, RI
185 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
857-221-8600
New York / New Jersey
NY, NJ
8 W 38th Street
Suite 1102
New York, NY 10018
646-783-3846
Our mission is to build and sustain strong communities where all people can thrive.