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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 further engage the community, find new partners, develop strategies, and mobilize resources.
  • The information shapes 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.  
Join the conversation?
We are currently scheduling Community Conversations for the 2017-18 season. Once again, these conversations will focus on race, equity, and inclusion in Racine County. Conversations can be held on-site by request. If your business or community organization would be interested in hosting a conversation, please contact Julie Anderson at 262-456-6469 for more information.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:



2016-17 Community Conversations Report

2015-16 Community Conversations Report

2014-15 Community Conversations Report

2013-14 Community Conversations Report