“Every place we are should be a better place because we are there.”
– Samuel C. Johnson
Our mission is to be a catalyst for positive and lasting change leading to healthier environments and communities.
The community issues we choose to tackle serve as a microcosm of the challenges facing the nation as a whole. Committed, informed leaders and active citizens engage in constructive dialogue to craft local solutions that can have national implications.
The Community Program has also convened a public-private partnership of local early childhood educators to help ensure 4-K students are prepared for success in school. The School Readiness Coalition has developed a method and means for monitoring a child’s progress in school in order to improve early childhood education and ensure a child’s likelihood of success as an adult.