MEI, we believe that empowerment begins when these factors are
positively addressed in consistent and resourceful ways. Hence,
as a culturally responsive and community-driven social services
organization, MEI promotes community empowerment through multi-sector
collaborations with universities, businesses, for-profit and non-profit
organizations, as well as the faith-based community.
will promote various developmental processes which will enable
individuals/groups to fully access personal and/or collective
community empowerment avenues, and aid in employing these techniques
to improve their current communities and standard of living.
refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, or economic
strength of individuals and communities. It oftens involves the
empowered developing confidence in their own capacities for improvement,
positive goal setting, and taking action to reach those goals.
ability to access information and resources for decision-making.
Ability to consider a range of options for personal and community
Ability to exercise assertiveness and becoming involved with
personal and community improvement efforts.
Having positive-thinking about one's ability to make changes
for the better.
Ability to learn and access skills for improving one's personal,
financial, educational circumstance.
Involving one's self in the growth process (personal, educational,
employement) and self-initiated.
Increasing one's positive self-image and overcoming stigma.
Increasing one's ability in discreet thinking to sort out right