In June 2017, the Foundation launched its Resilient Communities Initiative with a three-part community briefing series headlined by well-known experts on community resilience and findings from an independent study focused on assessing our local and regional capacity for future resilience. The series launched a community dialogue around strengthening regional resilience and finding ways to ensure our local communities’ long-term economic and social well-being.
Today, The Foundation is directing its energy and expertise on catalyzing greater coordination and collaboration among leaders and stakeholders to enhance the quality of life, drive economic vitality and ensure a stronger, better future for all in our communities.
Understanding Community Resilience
Research conducted by the Wisconsin Policy Forum uncovered troubling trends impacting the future of local communities in Greater Racine. Across the country, greater-metro areas are reversing similar negative trends. Four common themes emerged in each success story: visionary cross-sector leaders who embrace change, recognition of the whole being greater than the sum of its individual parts, neighboring community collaboration, and a sense of urgency to quell negative trends before effects fully manifest.
Our goal is to inspire and catalyze collaborative solutions for thriving, resilient, equitable southeastern Wisconsin communities. For us, nothing matters more than the future health and well-being of all in our community.