The History of YCAN and the Tripartite Board
The Tripartite Board in Park County served as the Park County administrator of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) in Park County since 2000. In 2007, the Park County Tripartite Board organized as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and changed the name to Yellowstone Country Assistance Network of Park County Wyoming or YCAN, created to promote the reduction of poverty; the revitalization of low-income communities; empowering families and individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency and maintain personal independence. In 2018 the Wyoming Community Services Program granted eligibility to our organization to expand our CSBG service area from Park County.
In CSBG Fiscal grant year 2019 which begins October 1, 2018 YCAN will begin serving Big Horn, Washakie, and Hot Springs counties which each are qualified to have one representative from each county on the Board of Directors. Applications for these volunteer board member positions will be available on this page starting October 1, 2018!
The Board of Directors as a whole governs and directs the affairs of the organization consistent with the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation of the organization. Collectively and individually, board members are legally and morally responsible for the activities of the organization. Board’s primary responsibility is to assure that Community Action Agencies not only meets all federal and state requirements but also provides high-quality services to low-income community served.
For CSBG and related programs to succeed, the entire community must be involved. The entire community also must be represented on the agency board by the three sectors: (1) public elected officials because they formally represent both the public and the local government; (2) the poor because they know the problems of poverty; and (3) the balance of the community because the agency cannot succeed without support and participation of the other service agencies, private of the other service agencies, private employers, churches, unions, law enforcement, etc.
In order to use the maximum amount of grant funds on services, our board only employs one (1) employee, the Executive Director, who is responsible for the day to day operations organization and implementation of programs, services, and community outreach in the counties we serve. Many resources are provided online to all communities in our service area online to reduce the barrier of travel and transportation to an agency for services and services are available on an appointment basis in each provided to all communities in our service area online to reduce the barrier of travel to an agency for services and services are available on an appointment basis in each county we serve.
All activities conducted by the organization must directly leads to the achievement of the organizational mission:
Building Communities Changing Lives
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