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Rescheduled to: October 16, 2020

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Topic: What are We Working for? 

Moderators: Aaron Clark and Eli Williams 

Panel Description: Data can provide a reality check for our community as we make decisions on how to respond to challenges. Dr. Ed Haseke from Wittenberg’s Center for Community Engagement will provide an overview of the key trends related to poverty, education, mental health and relationships. This data will set the stage for a moderated conversation with Dr. Greta Mayer with the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties, Jan Williams, Perrin Promise and Lavern Nissley, Encompass Connection Center. The panel will explore how data impacts the areas of greatest concern, what improvements are already happening, where opportunities exist to make a greater impact, and how the people of Clark County can work with communities to help empower positive change.  

The session will conclude with audience interaction through Q&A. We welcome you to join this solution-based discussion, sponsored by the Nehemiah Foundation.

The Springfield Promise Neighborhood is a place based and asset based poverty alleviation project focused on children and families. Founded in 2010, our focus has expanded to include the neighborhoods and schools in an area we call the Promise Zone.

Youth Development

Children are at the center of our mission at Promise; their needs shape our initiatives. We founded the Lincoln Promise Community Learning Center and the Springfield Promise Zone to the serve them.

Community Growth

A Healthy Community is vital to the success of our students. Together with neighborhood groups like the Springfield Promise Neighborhood Association, and over 60 partner agencies and churches, we work to help strengthen the neighborhoods on the south side of Springfield.

Family Engagement

Raising healthy children is the effort of the community. Promise works to aid Parents in preparing their kids for school and life. Together we are developing bonds to support and uplift our families by providing opportunities to learn, grow, and play together.

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