Community Conversations

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Community conversations are about discussing the community matters that are important to YOU! The goal of these conversations is to brainstorm and discuss issues that impact our area—such as poverty, school attendance and the obesity rate—in addition to hearing how community members would solve the issues if they could. The Heartland United Way wants to know what individuals in our community are identifying as barriers to advancing education, creating financial stability and promoting health for children and families. 

In the first wave of our community conversations, 16 groups identified: 


Curious about the process? Learn about the first wave of conversations here

Email Heartland United Way at to schedule a conversation with your group.