At the TimeBank Mahoning Watershed our vision is a network of communities developing through reciprocity where individuals are using their assets in order to enhance their lives, neighborhoods, and communities.
We bring our vision into reality by convening, engaging, mobilizing and supporting individuals and groups, in the use of “Time Credits,” a currency of equally valued services, which creates a network of communities located in the four counties of Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana in Ohio, and Mercer in Pennsylvania.
FIVE – Core Values and Beliefs:
To accomplish our mission, the TimeBank Mahoning Watershed bases its decisions and actions on the following core values and beliefs:
We are all assets. Every human being has something to contribute.
Some work is beyond price. Work has to be redefined to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, and make the planet sustainable. That kind of work needs to be honored, recorded and rewarded.
Helping works better as a two-way street. The question: “How can I help you? Needs to change so we ask: “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”
We need each other. People helping each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust. Community is built upon sinking roots, building trust, creating networks that are built on mutual respect and commitment.
Respect demands accountability. The voices of all must be heard and heeded so as to promote social justices and compel accountability.
Thank you very much for your interest in joining TimeBank Mahoning Watershed, a community benefit organization.