Transition to Community Impact

United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County

Transition to Community Impact

In early 2012 we formed a “Transition to Community Impact Team” consisting of community members and human service providers.  The team’s main task has been establishing focus areas and identifying critical needs for future efforts, guided by the results of the Needs Assessment (let’s make a link from this to the report) and team members’ experience and insight.  The team believes UWCCC can have the greatest community impact in the areas of Income, Education, Health and Safety Net.  The team also cited additional needs (e.g., access to high quality, affordable childcare and nutritious food) as critical to individuals’ ability to benefit from community programs in our selected focus areas.

Ensuring that UWCCC is meeting the greatest needs of our community through its program funding and initiatives is our #1 priority.  During the next several months, you will hear much more about this Community Impact transition, especially as we progress through the next step:  establishing realistic, measurable goals for our impact in the community.  We are confident that by focusing on the Education, Income, Health and Safety Net, the building blocks for a good quality of life, we will create real, lasting change in our shared community.

We look to the community to continue to guide us throughout this process.  Why not consider being a part of it?  To find out more information about becoming a community impact (program funding) volunteer or other ways to get involved please contact Barrie Ann George, Community Impact Director, at (717) 243-4805 or [email protected]