In order to creatively and responsibly address our impact areas of education, income and health, we have three councils that meet regularly to discuss the best ways to improve our communities. The Education, Income and Health Councils are comprised of experts, service providers and invested community members.
The Education Council is concerned with poverty and how family economic stability affects children's abilities to thrive in school. The Education Council is also examining early childhood education and its significant impact on children’s successful futures.
The Income Council is researching public transportation and affordable, safe housing to make sure people are meeting their basic needs.
The Health Council is investigating the high rates of overweight and obese people in our area, and possible solutions to help people choose and obtain healthy lifestyles. The Health Council is also examining teen pregnancy prevention strategies to reduce or eliminate teen pregnancies in our area.
If you are interested in learning more or joining a council, please contact the Heartland United Way at 308-382-2675.