Just under a month after Katie and I facilitated a visioning workshop for Schuyler Is Home, we were back at the St. Benedict Center to present the final Vision and Plan. In the workshop, we wanted to answer 2 important questions: 1) How do we build an inclusive community through volunteerism? and 2) How do we bridge culture and age barriers with community pride?
Last Thursday, the plan we presented was a road map meant to provide guidance for helping this new non-profit, Schuyler Is Home, become a reality. We took the great thinking we documented in the workshop and formalized the plan complete with the mission, the vision, elevator pitch, and action plan.
Schuyler Is Home is about more than just volunteering. It’s about activating the community of Schuyler to give back in meaningful ways that create a sense of pride, a sense of belonging. It’s about investing in the place you call home. It’s about creating an inclusive place where all are welcome to make Schuyler a great place to live, grow, work, and play.
The goals are big goals. The key actions will take hard work. And what needs to happen in 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months is challenging. But from our experiences with the dedicated residents of this small rural town in America, we know they are up to the task.
Big things are in store for Schuyler Is Home and for the town as whole. Katie and I have been very impressed by the effort this group put in and their commitment to creating an inclusive community in Schuyler. We can’t wait to see what they do next.