United Way of Coastal Georgia, Inc

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Strategic Plan

United Way of Coastal Georgia
Strategic Plan

October 18, 2016

Objective:

Implement the United Way goals of improving education, helping people achieve financial stability, and promoting healthy lives

Strategy:

To become the acknowledged expert for achieving positive impact in areas identified as critical to Coastal Georgia.

Action Plan:

  • Commit to and implement a single business model that drives impact AND increases revenue
  • Develop and leverage a plan to significantly increase giving of high worth individuals (+$10,000 gifts)
  • Leverage the UW brand to deliver on the promise of quality, scale and efficiency
  • Increase awareness of 211 information and referral services so that the community will know how to gain access to agencies and programs
  • Revitalize the volunteer center to help connect people and agencies, optimizing volunteer resources
  • Re-evaluate/redesign Partner Agency funding policies
    • Fund strategic initiatives established by the Board of Directors
    • Establish clear expectations and accountability
    • Assess potential options such as multi-year grants, RFP process
   

Education Strategy

Objective

Reduce the percentage of 16 to 24 year olds that are neither in school or working (24% in 2015)  

Strategy

Develop a comprehensive plan in collaboration with agencies that provide workforce development and training from “cradle to career”.

Action Plan

  • Meet with agencies to share the vision and gain commitment
  • Drive collaboration among agencies and leverage resources to develop a plan that optimizes workforce development, both long and short term
    • Identify quantifiable targets for each agency
    • Fund agencies based on achievement of agreed upon targets
    • Support agencies that collaborate to achieve agreed upon goals
  • Ensure agencies/programs are adequately staffed with volunteers
    • Revitalize UWCG volunteer center to develop a robust community/volunteer action network
  • Focus planning by age group:
    • 0-6:
      • Support collaborative efforts to increase educational pre-school programs that reach more low income children
      • Examine opportunities to partner with public and private sectors
    • 7-12
      • Support affordable after school and summer educational programs
      • Focus on maintaining math and reading skills
    • 13-17
      • Collaborate with existing agencies to develop a comprehensive plan
      • Support programs that enhance continuing education and job training (ex.: Internship programs, work/education related field trips)
    • 18-24
      • Collaborate with existing agencies and infrastructure to develop comprehensive plan which, when implemented, will result in decreased number of individuals in the age group of 18 to 24 years of age that are neither in school or working

Income Strategy

Objective:

Adequately prepare the residents of Glynn and McIntosh Counties for the workforce

Strategy:

Increase economic self-sufficiency by providing funding and support to those agencies/programs that provide workforce development and training from “cradle to career “

Action Plan:

  • Identify agencies that impact economic self-sufficiency by improving the likelihood of earning a livable wage
  • Collaborate with agencies to develop a plan that includes:
    • Job training
    • Soft skills training
      • Improving appearance (Clothing, Personal Hygiene)
      • Interviewing Skills
      • Job search assistance
    • Continuing Education
      • GED Programs
      • Literacy Programs
      • English Classes
      • Home budgeting Assistance
    • Ensure agencies/programs are adequately staffed with volunteers
      • Revitalize UWCG volunteer center to develop a robust community/volunteer action network
    • Fund agencies/programs focused on cradle to career objectives
 

Health Strategy

Objective:

Increase the number of 16 to 24 year olds that are in school or employed, thereby developing a healthier and safer community

Strategy:

Develop a comprehensive plan in collaboration with agencies and programs that support a healthier, safer community

Action Plan:

  • Drive collaboration among agencies and leverage resources to optimize health and safety
  • Solutions include collaboration among private, public, religious and governmental sectors
    • Affordable quality after school care and programs
    • Organized park district programs
      • Organized specialty programs ( ex.: First Tee, Special Olympics)
    • Reduce Drug Use and Crime: “Provide hope for the future”
      • Age appropriate after school programs
      • Job Training
      • Job Internships
      • Activities focused on the hours between 3:00pm and 6:00pm for all ages
    • Ensure agencies/programs are adequately staffed with volunteers
      • Revitalize UWCG volunteer center to develop a robust community/volunteer action network
    • Fund agencies/programs focused on cradle to career objectives
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United Way of Coastal Georgia, Inc

Phone: 912-265-1850

Physical Address
3400 Parkwood Dr
Suite A, 2nd Floor
Brunswick, GA 31520

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 877
Brunswick, GA 31521

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