Presentation Shows that all Community Members are a Piece of the Puzzle
United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Success By 6 Coalition (SB6 Coalition) provided an informational presentation to people representing the diverse businesses, organizations, agencies, and groups of Nueces County – iterating the fact that everyone has a role in improving the health, safety, early learning and development of children in Nueces County.
“The children are our future workforce and they’re worthy of a community-wide investment,” said Sherry Peterson, Success By 6 Director at United Way of the Coastal Bend. “We all have a role to play in ensuring that they have the tools for success – whether it’s safe nurturing environments, increasing access to quality education, providing enough food to fuel the brain for school, developing transportation options so parents can maintain a job that provides for their families, or offering affordable healthcare so children are healthy enough to go to school and learn. Our community must come together to work on solutions that are at the scale of or greater than our problems for sustainable improvement.”
The big unveiling included an introduction to the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) scorecard, explaining how the SB6 Coalition utilized its data-driven methodology to identify community issues and develop strategies for improvement. The scorecard is a “living,” ongoing digital tool that tracks the progress of each key area of focus. The scorecard is expected to go public soon.
Attendees then went through a three-part gallery walk where SB6 coalition members provided more details on the issues preventing local children from reaching their full potential, goals and priority strategies to tackle them.
The presentation closed with an interactive puzzle exhibit where key members from different sectors of the community connected their puzzle pieces with each other to complete the picture – showing that each person in this community has a role in making improvements for young learners in Nueces County.