United Way hosting Community Conversations

What are your biggest concerns? What are your dreams and aspirations for our community? What’s keeping us from making progress? What actions should we take? Who do you trust to take action?

These are the questions United Way of Cass County will be asking residents over the next several months.

“We want to hear from all areas of Cass County. These conversations were done several years ago, and a lot of great information came from them. This time, we are taking it a step further and using it as a tool to help us better focus our work around the true needs of the community in order to have a greater impact on Cass County,” according to Chris Armstrong, Executive Director.

So far, conversations have been set up on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Young America Fire Department, March 27 at 8 a.m. at the Walton Library and April 1 at 7:45 p.m. at the Onward Christian Church.

Be watching for us to be in your area soon! Groups include senior citizens, business leaders, educators, students, ministers, and immigrants to name a few. We are trying to meet with a diversified group to get the most feedback.United Way of Cass County plans to incorporate the aspirations, concerns and solutions into creating a new funding model for the future of our organization. This will help us learn how we can truly make the biggest impact for all of Cass County.  United Way also wants to share the information once we are finished. Everyone participating in the conversation will receive a final report, it will be posted on our website, and can be shared with all interested parties.For more information about any of our conversations or if you want to be a part of one of them, contact the United Way of Cass County at 574-753-3533 or carmstrong@unitedwayofcasscounty.org

SOURCE: News release from United Way of Cass County