Community Conversations

In order to understand and better serve the needs of our community, United Way gathers groups of community members to hear their thoughts on where the community is and where we should be heading. We want to learn from their experiences, understand their concerns, and offer them the opportunity to share their aspirations and desire for change.

What are Community Conversations?

Inspired by the work of the Harwood Institute, the conversations consist of 90-minute, “kitchen table” style discussions, where groups of no more than 12 participants share their opinions about the community. Groups are comprised of community members from various ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences.

What will United Way do with the feedback?
  • United Way of Racine County uses the information to help further engage the community, find new partners, develop strategies, and mobilize resources.
  • The information also helps to shape United Way’s strategic plan and the future direction of the organization.
  • United Way of Racine County shares the findings with the Racine community each year by publishing a report and hosting a community event in the summer.  
Can't attend a Community Conversation?

Join the conversation. There are several dates scheduled for future Community Conversations and conversations can also be held on-site by request. For more information, please contact Julie Anderson at 262-456-6469.

Read our 4th Annual Community Conversations Report on Race, Equity, & Inclusion in Racine County 


View a PDF version of our 2016-17 Community Conversations Report

View a PDF version of our 2015-16 Community Conversations Report

View a PDF version of our 2014-15 Community Conversations Report

View a PDF version of our 2013-14 Community Conversations Report