Community Impact Network to host conversations about community challenges: participants needed

The Community Impact Network of Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties is a collaborative of non-profits, agencies and programs working to help make South Central Nebraska a great place to raise a family.

Hastings – In February and March 2021, the Community Impact Network of Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties will host a series of three-part virtual conversations to discuss needs in the community and help set priorities and action plans. These conversations are called the REC Process: A Radical Exploration of Community Issues, Relationships and Solutions and those interested can register at http://www.unitedwayscne.org/rec.

Brady Rhodes, Collaborative Coordinator, said, "In order to get the most out of these conversations, we need participation from as many people as possible. A variety of viewpoints and experiences will help us build the most complete picture of what is needed and wanted for the long-term health of our community. If you are interested, we welcome your participation!"

 

The REC Process is a vital opportunity for community members from Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties to work together to develop a vision and potential solutions that ensures everyone in our region can thrive. The goal is also to give people a chance to meet and build relationships and increase our shared understanding of what is needed in our community.

 

Participants in the REC Process will engage in 3 facilitated virtual sessions, each lasting 90 minutes. The sessions will include examining the well-being data of our region, break-out conversations with fellow participants, and opportunities to learn together. These sessions are not presentations; they are real opportunities for you to share your perspectives and listen to others.  

 

To give as many people as possible the chance to participate, there are three timeslots for each session: Sunday evenings, lunch-hour on Tuesdays, and Thursday evenings.

Day of Week & Time

Session #1

Session #2

Session #3

Session Registration

Sundays from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Feb. 7

Feb. 21

March 7

REGISTER

Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:30pm

Feb. 9

Feb. 23

March 9

REGISTER

Thursdays from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Feb. 11

Feb. 25

March 11

REGISTER

Ideally, participants will choose which timeslot works best and attend all three sessions at that time, but accommodations will be made if you need to change timeslots. Each session will build off the one before, so attending all three sessions is encouraged. But no one will be turned away if they are only able to attend one or two sessions.

All sessions will be hosted on Zoom, a virtual meeting platform. You can participate through a computer or your phone that is connected to the internet. You do not need to have a video camera, but for conversation purposes, it helps to be able to see the other people in the meeting. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and further instructions. Questions can be directed to Brady Rhodes at (402) 461-8417.

 

Register today through the links above or access this information at www.unitedwayscne.org/rec.

About the Community Impact Network

The Community Impact Network of Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties is a collaborative of non-profits, agencies and programs working to help make South Central Nebraska a great place to raise a family. Supported by Nebraska Children and Family Foundation, the Network was established in 2020 to help the community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic more efficiently. It is one of many similar collaboratives throughout the state that work to build partnerships, ease access to resources and cooperatively strategize great solutions to local issues.

About Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and Bring Up Nebraska

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation supports children, young adults, and families with the overall goal of giving children what they need to thrive. In partnership with community collaboratives (like the Community Impact Network) and state and national partners, Nebraska Children is leading Bring Up Nebraska, a statewide prevention initiative designed to give local community partnerships the ability to develop long-term plans using the latest data to prevent life's challenges from becoming a crisis for families and children. Learn more at www.NebraskaChildren.org and www.BringUpNebraska.org.

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