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Healthy Community Initiative

Healthy Community Initiative

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About Us


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.


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.


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.


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HCI Executive Director
Category: Executive and Management
The HCI Executive Director oversees the work of HCI and its staff. In partnership with the Board of Directors and in collaboration with the HCI leadership team, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall direction of the organization, its fiscal health, and financial oversight. What the HCI Executive Director does:Promotes and communicates the overall HCI message with internal and more
Contact: Sandy Malecha
Phone:(507) 664-3524
Director of Technology and Improvement (Salesforce Product Owner)
Category: Information Technology
HCI seeks a highly skilled Director of Technology and Improvement. The successful candidate will have at least five years of experience managing and developing teams implementing solutions in Salesforce and Tableau. Responsibilities: Vision and ImplementationOversee the overarching vision, design and delivery of program, grant, and donor management in Salesforce.Supervise data team staff more
Contact: Sandy Malecha
Phone:(507) 664-3524
Local Americorps Positions for 2023-2024
Category: Non-Profit and Social Services
In AmeriCorps, you can learn and apply new skills as you give back to your community, state and country through public service. In Rice County, HCI is seeking applicants who love working with children and teens to support them in being successful from cradle to career. There are over 40 youth-focused positions available!   Help meet community needs this summer as part of Summer Impact Corps. more
Contact: Sandy Malecha
Phone:(507) 664-3524

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