Boundless Connections is committed to contributing to our local community. We provide information that strengthens the community in numerous ways. Some examples are:
Tech Unleashed: In response to a need to create a tech sector in our local economy and at the same time provide opportunities for young people interested in technology, we developed Tech Unleashed. The participants of Tech Unleashed decide on tech related projects that are of service to the community. They then use their current skills or develop the skills needed to accomplish the projects. Boundless connections provides the facilitation and project management needed to move the projects forward. In the process, participants explore their strengths, learn about technology related jobs, and have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills.
Rape Crisis Volunteer Training: For many years, Mike and Christina have been part of the Rape Crisis Volunteer Training that is sponsored by Cattaraugus County Community Action. This training that is specifically created for the rape crisis training program, participants explore how to help people who have been victimized to deal with their trauma in ways that honor their own needs for both peacefulness and justice. Participants also get tools on how to work with other people involved in the various systems that are involved after a rape is reported.
Fatherhood Initiative: We have had the honor of working with men who commit each Thursday evening to discussing way to be better fathers. We have done regular sessions with these men and the women in their lives to help them understand how societal gender norms can make it difficult to communicate with each other. Our program is designed to provide simple tools to get past these barriers.