WHAT WILL OUR COMMUNITY LOOK LIKE IN 2030?
Children will lead our community tomorrow. Ensuring their healthy development is essential. When a community opens pathways to health, everyone benefits. As people become more financially stable, they are able to take care of basic needs like shelter, food, and medical care not only for themselves, but for their families.
While Rutherford and Cannon Counties are a great place to live and work, not everyone is doing well. Too many kids start school already behind their peers, too many people cannot afford their basic necessities, including housing, and too many people are dying early. The consequences of these lost opportunities are staggering – both economically and socially.
We can do better. We must do better. If we all work together toward a shared vision and engage new voices, we can make long-lasting change in this community. Our community.
Collective impact’s vision is that Rutherford and Cannon Counties are inclusive, caring, and collaborative communities that focus their resources strategically so that everyone grows and prospers through enhanced educational opportunities, financial stability, and healthy living.
DEVELOPING BOLD GOALS FOR BOLD CHANGE: THE PROCESS
The goal-setting process was overseen by a local task force representing the many different voices of this community. This council of volunteers, convened and supported by United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties, met regularly since October 2018 to adopt meaningful, measurable, and clear goals.
A cornerstone of this process were community conversations we held with over 110 people and 417 responses to an online survey. We asked people three questions:
Additional volunteer groups assessed community needs and aspirations. Using local data, input from the community conversations and surveys, and strategies that have worked in communities like ours, these volunteers recommended goals to the Council that the Council unanimously adopted.
IF YOUR ORGANIZATION WISHES TO SIGN ON AND BE RECOGNIZED AS A SUPPORTER OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK IN OUR
COMMUNITY BY ENDORSING THE BOLD GOALS 2030, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM AND EMAIL A LOGO FOR PROMOTIONAL USAGE TO DENISE.POPE@YOURLOCALUW.ORG OR DOWNLOAD A PHYSICAL VERSION AND RETURN IT TO DENISE.POPE@YOURLOCALUW.ORG.
These goals cannot be realized alone.
We believe that these goals represent a holistic and integrated approach to increasing opportunities, improving lives, and strengthening community so that everyone in Rutherford & Cannon Counties grows and prospers. Success requires cross-sector partners to come together in a new, more intentional way, aligning individual and collective contributions, employing strategies that reinforce each other, mobilizing community resources and public will, and relying on data and robust evaluation efforts.
ORGANIZATION NAME recognizes it has a significant role it can play. Therefore, ORGANIZATION NAME endorses these goals and will contribute to advancing strategies and actions that will make long lasting change for our community.