March 7, 2017
What kind of Community do you want?
What is keeping us from making progress?
Who do you trust to take action?
These are some of the questions that the 330+ participants in United Way’s Community Conversations project answered in 2016. Participants from 70 zip codes, diverse in race and income level, and ranging in age from 12 to 95, shared their candid thoughts on what they see in their community when they walk out their front door every day. The 2016 Community Conversations year-end report was released on February 22 at United Way’s Annual Meeting.
The four biggest themes across all conversations were, in no particular order, a violence-free community, equity and inclusivity, a clean and green community, and community connectedness.
On today’s episode of Living Local, host Katie Kuhn and Nicole Angresano, Vice President of Community Impact at United Way, discuss these themes. What work is currently being done on these issues by United Way and other community organizations? What work is planned for the future? Were any of these themes a surprise? Stream now or download on iTunes or Google Play to find out.