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United Way to Host its last Community Conversations

In the last three months, United Way has hosted nine community conversations across the city, which allowed for residents to openly discuss their aspirations for the county.

In June, United Way will wrap up its series with four more conversations that are open to the public.

The series of conversations are intended to help United Way better understand the community it serves and assess how it can work to address the community’s concerns.

 Following the last conversation, United Way will begin to compile the notes taken during the discussions and overlap it with data and research to inform decisions about how the organization will move forward in supporting El Pasoans.

The conversations are inspired and modeled by the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a nonprofit assisting individuals and organizations in solving pressing problems in communities. Volunteers trained to moderate the discussion will lead the 90-minute conversations.

United Way is inviting the general public to RSVP (915-533-2434) and attend these upcoming conversations meant for a maximum of 15 participants. All opinions and thoughts will be noted anonymously.

 

June Conversations (for public knowledge):

 

Northeast – Thurs., June 1 at 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Parkland High School – 5932 Quail Ave.

San Elizario/Socorro – Thurs., June 8 at 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Socorro Police Department Training Facility – 317 Vineyard Rd., Socorro, TX

Central – Thurs., June 22 at 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.*

GECU Operations Bldg. – 1225 Airway

*Ages 18 to 35 years old.

United Way to Host a Series of Community Conversations

For more than 93 years, the United Way of El Paso County has been committed to positively transforming the lives of El Pasoans through community partnerships and support of local programs.

Through an evolution of it’s strategic plan, United Way has been able to better serve the community, which is why in 2017, the Board of Directors approved a new strategic mission and direction to be implemented in the course of five years.

To proceed with the new plan, United Way will host a series of community conversations that will serve as an opportunity for individuals to openly discuss the matters they believe are critically affecting the lives of El Pasoans. The series is intended to help United Way better understand the community it serves and assess how it can work to address the community’s concerns.

The conversations are inspired and modeled by the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a nonprofit assisting individuals and organizations in solving pressing problems in communities.

Volunteers trained to moderate the discussion will lead the 90-minute conversations. United Way is inviting the general public to RSVP and attend these upcoming conversations meant for a maximum of 15 participants who can attend on a first come, first served basis.

The conversations will be hosted every Thursday  through June 2017 at 5 p.m. All opinions and thoughts will be noted anonymously.

Following the series, United Way will compile the notes taken during and overlap it with data and research to inform decisions about how the organization will move forward in supporting El Pasoans.

April Conversations:

Central – Thurs., April 6 at 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Clardy Fox Public Library – 5515 Robert Alva Ave.

Canutillo – Thurs., April 13 at 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Lonestar Building – 7000 5th St.

Far East – Thurs., April 20 at 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Hospitals of Providence East Campus – 3280 Joe Battle Blvd.

West – Thurs., April 27 at 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

El Paso Police Department – 4801 Osborne Dr.

United Way to Launch RISE for Millenials Who Want to Give Back to Community

In an effort to engage young El Pasoans in their community, United Way of El Paso County will be launching RISE, the city’s first community for Millenials who want to give back.

RISE empowers those who are between the ages of 21 and 30 years old to give back in the areas of early education, healthy living and child hunger through volunteering and friendship building. As an extension of United Way, RISE’s goals are adaptations of United Way’s impact areas, which are education, basic needs and income.

The major goal of RISE is to help the next generation of professionals to engage in powerful volunteering and discover their role in helping to tackle El Paso’s complexities and major issues.

Key to the RISE community’s success is connecting members to other passionate people who care about their city’s future.

The group will launch its efforts with its first event “New Year. New You. RISE,” a mixer and book drive at the end of January. The event will allow prospective members to learn what it means to be a RISE member as well as get to know the event’s beneficiary Books Are GEMS.

Kick-off Event: “New Year. New You. RISE.”

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Later, Later

109 Coldwell St.

Open to Millenials – RSVP at elpasorise.org