A UNITED and resilient community
where everyone belongs and everyone thrives.
As we advance into our NEXT 100, this vision is our guide. We know this time we are in requires ALL of us to take an active role in co-creating the kind of community we want to be.
If you made it to the end of the event on Thursday, you heard our CEO, Dan Leroy, share how important it is for us to hold ourselves accountable for building the kind of future we want to see, and for us, this means that we have to include those most impacted by poverty and injustice in creating solutions.
Moving forward, we know that achieving this shared vision will take nothing less than engagement from our entire community, which is why our partners have established a Bold Community Goal, that by 2035, ALL Asheville City and Buncombe County students graduate from High School ready and fully prepared to pursue their goals and dreams.
We invite you to join us on this journey of co-creation. Here's how:
- If you came to the event - what did you think? Give us your feedback.
- Business and Community Partners - Support our Bold Community Goal by signing on to become a formal United for Youth Network Partner.
- Individuals - Engage in our community by taking part in our 100 Acts of Service campaign:
- Everyone - Give generously to our Centennial Fund. Your support helps us to wrap resources and partnerships around our public schools, transforming them into hubs of support and opportunity benefiting surrounding communities.
The NEXT 100 event marked the official kickoff of the public phase of our Centennial fundraising campaign. Our goal? $2.2 million of which $1.2 million has already been raised. We need your help to cross the finish line. Click HERE to contribute. And to those who have already given, thank you!
We are 100, but more importantly, WE ARE ONE, and the true source of our strength is UNITY. Let's create our vision together.
It is with great enthusiasm that we thank our Centennial sponsors for helping to make this event so successful. All we do is possible because of you. Thank you!