LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE HOPEFUL ABOUT THE FUTURE & EAGER TO ENGAGE
2018 On the Table participants are optimistic about what the future holds and see their community as having more that unites us than divides us. They are eager to get involved and work with fellow Lake County residents to make their community a better place to live.
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BE A CATALYST FOR CHANGE
You talked. We listened. On the Table participants want to create solutions and identified small group discussions as one of the top ways they want to get involved and address a community issue. We invite you to take part in an On the Table Focus Group!
Focus Group Topics
- Jobs and Workforce Development
- Crime, Violence and Public Safety
- Public Transportation
- Youth Identified Issues
This spring, we will bring together each focus group for a series of deeper conversations. With assistance from a facilitator and industry experts, focus group participants will develop an action plan to address the issue identified.
On September 26, 2018, Legacy Foundation hosted On the Table for a second year. Throughout Lake County, Indiana, thousands gathered to discuss the positive work happening in their communities as well as the challenges their communities face, with the intention of fueling meaningful change.
On The Table 2018: BY THE NUMBERS
2,927 Total Participants
2,135 Adult Participants
792 Youth Participants
144 Host Sites
All Lake County cities and towns represented!
Those who participated in the conversation, and shared their feedback through the survey, reflect optimism about what the future holds and see their community as having more that unites us than divides us. They are eager to get involved and work with fellow residents to make Lake County a better place to live.
Youth participants who completed the post-conversation survey hold a broadly positive view of their community, believe that they can help improve their community, and have clear priorities for issues facing youth that they would like their community to address.
Legacy Foundation is one of 10 community foundations across the U.S. replicating the On the Table initiative this year with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Support for On the Table is one part of Knight Foundation’s efforts to help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of civic engagement. The Knight Foundation believes that successful communities are equitable, inclusive and participatory.