After extensive research, polling and focus group sessions, the UWCNM Board decided in 2017 to implement strategies that focus our resources on measurable goals to improve Family Stability in three main ways:
- Increase secure and stable homes for children.
- Improve children’s safety and well-being.
- Support working families and student success from cradle to career.
Our vision for Mission: Families is to create stable families with the resources they need to care for and support their children, so they can succeed in education and in life.
Working with community partners and volunteers, including nonprofit organizations that provide direct services, UWCNM is currently finalizing measures and goals for our Mission: Families effort. We will continue to analyze needed system changes, determine effective advocacy efforts, and develop collaborative projects to increase secure and stable homes for children, improve children’s safety and well-being, and support working families. Annual Community Fund grant and advocacy plans will be developed to support these goals.
Many corporate gifts have already been given in support of Mission: Families, our generous Corporate Catalyst Donors are leading the way for families in our four conties. We also have several Mission: Families Founding Investors that have stepped up and made a pledge of $5,000 per year for three years, above and beyond their annual giving. Sibilla and George Boerigter pledged $25,000 to kick-off the initiative. To learn how you can become a Mission: Families Founding Investor, contact Larry Strickland.