United Ways’ Community Conversations Hope to Better the Community in 2015

unitedway portercountyUnited Way of Porter County (UWPC) and Lake Area United Way, in partnership with the Northwest Indiana Times and One Region, held a community conversation at UWPC on Tuesday, August 25.

The conversation was part of a “Let’s Talk” Community Conversation series held across Lake and Porter County with the intention of learning the hopes and aspirations of individuals and families and how those hopes can be addressed and attained.

“It was a great, open conversation with a diverse group of people,” said United Way of Porter County Director of Volunteer Engagement, Mackenna Schon. “Through gathering community members of diverse backgrounds, we’re able to obtain a better understanding of how to really make our community a better place to live for everyone.”

Information gathered will help United Ways and local non-profits make meaningful changes and foster collaboration throughout the counties. To date, 64 conversations have been held with 438 NWI residents, with 50 of those conversations in Porter County. United Way invites office groups, student groups, groups of worship, and any additional members of our community to participate in future community conversations.

To attend a community conversation or for additional information, contact Rebecca Tucker at rebecca@unitedwaypc.org or (219) 464-3583.

United Way of Porter County leads, unites, and inspires our community to improve lives. United Way invests in 3 core strategies: Education, Financial Stability and Health. We help nearly 40,000 Porter County residents per year build better lives. For more information, visit www.unitedwaypc.org, www.unitedforchildren.org & www.nwivolunteer.org or call 219-464-3583.