Neighborhoods as ecosystems
Children live in families, families live in neighborhoods. If we want to address the challenges in our community, we must look at neighborhoods as ecosystems that contribute to both positive and negative outcomes for the people who live there. You can often predict the education, income, and/or health of people based on their zip code. When looking at some of our most challenged neighborhoods, we find this is certainly true.
United Way is currently taking a close look at neighborhoods within our service area to understand where the greatest needs are so we can respond better to those needs.