Bold Goals Initiative 2020

At United Way of Greater Stark County, we’re fighting to improve the quality of life in our community. By leading in the development of solutions to critical social issues in the areas of health, education and financial stability, we can make a lasting impact on our region.

In collaboration with community volunteers and stakeholders, we have identified six Bold Goals to achieve by 2020. To succeed, we need your help. Join us in LIVING UNITED, and together we can create bold change for our community.

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“Bold goals are needed for bold change.”
Maria Heege, president and CEO, United Way of Greater Stark County

Bold Goals

Health

We envision a community where all residents have access to programs and services that improve the overall health of Stark County.

Our Goals

  • Increase the number of Stark County residents who report they are healthy
  • Reduce infant mortality to meet or exceed the Healthy People 2020 Objective
  • Reduce opiate substance abuse

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Education

We envision a community that supports and enables all students to reach age-appropriate milestones leading to graduation and careers.

Our Goals

  • Make sustainable progress toward 100% of eligible students being kindergarten ready
  • Make sustainable progress toward a 100% high school graduation rate
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Financial Stability

We envision a community where a cycle for financial success exists, allowing individuals and families access to build long-term, economic independence.

Our Goal

  • Ensure that 70% of Stark County residents spend no more than 30% of their income on housing
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Bold Goals 2020 Endorsements

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