How can schools, churches, municipalities, businesses, non-profits and community residents come together for a unified purpose? That’s what’s happening in one Lancaster County community as these folks collaborate for one common goal: helping to make their community better for its residents. It’s called the Together for the Good initiative and this video explains some of the work that’s being done.
Earlier today I was part of a crowd of residents, family and elementary school kids that cheered as a group of 16 bicyclists started a two day ride to raise awareness for this effort. Destination: Nashville, TN for the aha! Process national conference. Once they get to Nashville, this group of bicyclists along with nine others (who for some reason didn’t feel like riding a bike 816.5 miles) will help lead four breakout sessions to talk about “Addressing the Issues of Poverty in your Community”.
People all over the country are hearing that when a common vision brings “individuals and organizations together to serve [each other] in strategic ways, we can help create a stronger and healthier community.” I can’t tell you how happy I am to see people work in partnership like this and I’m excited be part of this initiative. It’s what being designed for community is all about.