The Wyandotte County United Way is holding two Community Impact planning meetings aimed at gaining information from the social service community for its 2014 through 2017 program funding.
The meetings will be Aug. 22 and Sept. 2
The purpose of Community Impact planning is to update the plan that was implemented from fiscal year 2008 to 2013. The process will result in the selection of program indicators and outcomes that will be measured over a three-year period, according to United Way officials.
Planning sessions will focus on United Way’s three Community Impact areas: meeting basic needs, nurturing children and families, and promoting health and quality of life.
Meeting basic needs was defined as understanding and addressing immediate and ongoing needs to improve the stability and quality of life of families and individuals. Immediate needs include food, shelter, clothing, and access to other community resources.
Nurturing children and families involves providing children and families with access to the tools they need to thrive, including tools to grow, learn, and achieve their goals.
Promoting health and quality of life is achieved through a network of community services that support physical, mental, emotional and social well-being.
The sessions will be from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Reardon Convention Center, 520 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kan.
Attendance is restricted to current United Way of Wyandotte County funded agencies; agencies that have been certified by United Way of Wyandotte County or United Way of Greater Kansas City and are committed to operating programs and services in Wyandotte County; agencies that have been placed on a current waiting list; and any nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that wishes to participate in the process that may qualify for funding.
There will not be onsite registration the day of the events. Organizations interested in attending the meeting must do so by registering online at https://community.unitedway-wyco.org//comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=49563C5B3A2C743642757E3E, or by calling 913-371-3674.