Organizations & Associations
THRIVING YOUTH. THRIVING COMMUNITY
Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is dedicated to building partnerships and encouraging community collaborations that support, value, and empower youth. We bring together programs and individuals and provide necessary support so they can put their expertise and resources toward efforts that positively impact youth and their families in Rice County.
COMMUNITIES WHERE ALL YOUTH THRIVE
Our mission is to cultivate a collaborative community that supports, values and empowers youth. We do not operate any programs. We provide critical behind-the-scenes magic that allows our program participants to be successful.
KEY PRIORITY #1: Unwavering commitment to equity & anti-racism
The work we do will address our own role in systemic racism, and improve the systems that contribute to discrimination and disparities in access, opportunities, and outcomes.
KEY PRIORITY #2: Fully embracing our growth into a countywide organization
We will continue to expand and enhance the grassroots work we do throughout Rice County, partnering authentically with community organizations, and addressing community needs. This includes engaging representatives from the communities we serve on our staff, as members of our Board, and in our community partnerships.
FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING YOUTH AND FAMILIES
The support we offer area programs falls into six categories: sharing knowledge, convening like-minded programs and individuals, building capacity, grant writing and reporting, tracking and evaluating effectiveness, and implementing activities.