Develop and support local communities that empower members to be healthier, more productive and participative
Establish healthy, productive, participative communities that advance members’ goals and objectives
Ideas that influenced our decision to focus on community wellbeing.
The Premise: People make change happen.
We recognize that the social system currently does not serve the needs of many of its members. Indeed, that we as a society are falling behind in terms of quality of life -- food security, health and financial wellbeing -- and requires that people work together to power substantial change.
The only way to make change possible is for people
- To acknowledge the need,
- identify the necessary steps to make improvements,
- commit to act on those learnings. and
- engage with committed organizational and institutional partners to move forward on action plans
The Vision: Community Change by the Community for the Community
Member-driven community change focuses on three foundational areas of life: food, health and financial well-being.
Community members, organizations, and institutions – parents, student, school, and healthcare providers - join to define what it will take to make a new model community.
- students commit to work harder and differently, to commit to public service, working within the local community as means of learning and making change;
- parents commit to participation in ways not done before - keeping health records, learning new ways to manage family issues, and sharing work and ideas with other parents to make communities more responsive to identified needs;
- local organizations commit to work productively with other groups and individuals.