IRCF President and CEO Jeff Pickering appeared on KRC’s Moonshot Radio to talk about the IRC Community Needs Assessment. Click on the link below to learn about why this assessment was done, what was done to ensure inclusivity, specific insights in local children’s needs, and what is next for our community. A huge thank you to Dr. Nivea Torres of the Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative for hosting Jeff and shining a light on Community Needs!
On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce hosts free “Webinar Wednesdays.” These informational sessions feature a conversation with a variety of guest speakers. Next Wednesday October 28th will feature our President and CEO, Jeff Pickering. Jeff will share findings from the IRC Community Needs Assessment, and what this might mean for you, your business, your customers and philanthropy in the years ahead.
Last week Community Foundation President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, presented the findings of the Indian River County Community Needs Assessment to the IRC County Commissioners. The 18-minute video of this presentation can be viewed below.
The IRC Community Needs Assessment was a culmination of efforts from local organizations, donor groups, County government, and community leaders who came together to assess the needs of Indian River County residents on a comprehensive basis. This report will serve as an important resource that can help stakeholders work toward effective solutions that improve quality of life and build a better community.
The Indian River County Community Needs Assessment provides an analysis on the needs of local residents on a comprehensive basis. Among the many needs outlined in the Community Needs Assessment, it was found that, “too many of the County’s families cannot secure employment that supplies them a living wage, or the ability to afford safe, quality housing.” Habitat for Humanity helps people in our community build quality housing for hard-working families who, due to the high cost of living in Indian River County, could not afford it otherwise. Indian River Community Foundation was honored to present the Community Needs Assessment to the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors on Tuesday. A productive discussion followed about the persistent problems and charitable future of affordable housing in Indian River County.
The full report and executive summary can be found on our website here: https://ircommunityfoundation.org/about/community-needs-assessment/
If you would like Indian River Community Foundation to present to your organization or group, please call us at 772-492-1407 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Needs Assessment is an analysis of community needs in Indian River County in relation to children, seniors, health, housing, and economic opportunity and employment. Tania Ortega-Cowan of the WQCS Radio station recently interviewed community leaders for their thoughts on critical elements of this assessment.
Community Foundation CEO, Jeff Pickering, shared his insights on seniors and housing difficulties, as well as the positive impact this assessment has had on local government decisions. Dr. Nivea Torres of the Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative spoke about the Community Needs Assessment as it relates to the needs of local children from infancy to 5 years old. Brett Hall, Executive Director of the Mental Health Collaborative of IRC, also reflected on the Community Needs Assessment and his work to connect local individuals with mental health professionals.