Let's Talk Community Conversations

The Let’s Talk Community initiative represents our passion to better understand the community’s aspirations through public knowledge and insight in order to work toward a better tomorrow. Organizations and communities interested in hosting a community conversation please submit an inquiry to info@unitedwaypc.org.

Our next community conversation is March 15, 2018 about Substance Abuse.

In 2015, United Way of Porter County, in collaboration with One Region, The Times Media Co. and Lake Area United Way, conducted 55 community conversations in Porter County. Nearly 300 Porter County residents attended kitchen-table style conversations. The result was 7 priority areas:

  • Youth and education
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Livable wage
  • Drug-free community
  • Diverse and inclusive community
  • Highly engaged community

The complete 2015 Let’s Talk Community conversations report available here.

In 2016, we went deeper on the topics to discover the potential reasons why these rose to the top. The results are available here.