One of the most public roles of the Tempe Community Council (TCC) for nearly 30 years has been to distribute human services funds on behalf of the City of Tempe, known as “Agency Review”.
What makes this process unique – a true community effort – and much more than simply a grant process, is that TCC mobilizes interested volunteers, who work and/or live in Tempe, to bring Agency Review a human touch. For the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012/13 cycle, TCC worked with 66 volunteers, who dedicated an estimated 20 hours each, over a three month period, to reading human service proposals, evaluating them, interviewing those agencies and finally making funding recommendations to the City Council. This process is arduous, eye-opening, complex, and absolutely rewarding for everyone involved.
Help Us Support Our Mission: TCC is seeking volunteers interested in participating in this review process. Agency Review is a rewarding and valuable experience which provides a unique perspective on the needs of our community. The time commitment includes three to four days over a three month time period in addition to proposal reading time.
If you are interested in participating in this volunteer experience and live or work in Tempe, please use our contact us page, contact TCC Human Services Coordinator, Caterina Mena, at email@example.com, or click here for an informational packet.