By Hermann Pereira
From Strategic Plan:
Prosper Waco works with community leaders, organizations, and residents to understand community needs using data and other information to develop agreed upon priorities and opportunities for implementation and support.
Health: The greater Waco area will be a community whose residents have access to high-quality healthcare for both their bodies and minds, regardless of their race, income, or location.
Education: The greater Waco area will be a community whose residents receive a high-quality education at all levels, and have access to several different post-secondary options, regardless of their race, income, or location.
Financial Security: The greater Waco area will be a community whose residents are able to earn a wage that sustains their ability to build wealth for the future, regardless of their race or location.
2022-2024 Strategic Actions
Continue to align the work of Prosper Waco with community priorities and goals as set forth in key community studies and other documents.
Conduct landscape analyses as specific needs arise and identify gaps that need to be addressed.
Developing a common agenda is essential in the collective impact process. It is both simple and complex, being centered around building strong relationships as well as understanding organizations' focuses.
In our community, Prosper Waco has developed a common agenda around health, education, and financial security. The common agenda has been crafted by community voices and experts in the field and will allow a collective focus towards common goals. Each organization in the 3 focus areas is seen as an active partner in the work. Prosper Waco is striving to work united with our community partners in order to see change towards our common vision.
To download and read the full Prosper Waco Strategic Plan follow the link.
Hermann Pereira is chief program officer for Prosper Waco.