Implementing, Facilitating, and Making the Vision Happen
Greenville Forward is offering partnership opportunities for the many programs, events, and activities we offer throughout the year. Each of the sponsorship opportunities offers exposure, access, and opportunities to connect with the community.
Community change begins with when we talk to each other. Momentum is a monthly lunch series creating dialogue about issues most important to Greenvillians. Each month we select a topic to address with a group of participants limited to 35 to allow for more robust discussion. Learn More.
The Challenge Series uses edgy and potentially controversial documentaries to spark conversations. It is unique and powerful because after every screening we host a moderated discussion to help participants better understand and process the issues uncovered in the films. Some past films include"Waiting for Superman," “Food, Inc.,” “Budrus,” “Truck Farm,” and “Handmade Nation.”
Gardening for Good is a network of Greenville Countu community gardens formed to build collaborations among partners to address the exploding community gardening movement. The main components of Gardening for Good are a strong web presence, educational programs and seminars, a community tool bank, and opportunities for convening members. Learn more.
A web-based community connector, “What If Greenville...?” allows Greenvillians to answer the question, “What is next for our community?” The site is a connector between the great ideas for Greenville and the leaders, policy makers, and influencers who can bring them to action and make them real. Submit an idea.
51% of Greenvillians believe we do not have a culture that values learning. This is especially high among our young people. Our HeadStrong Council, consisting of high school students from throughout the county, is creating a movement to make learning cool and to create an important voice for Greenville’s youth. How do we provide a voice for young people in Greenville? We embrace them, give them a voice, and let them be HeadStrong. Learn more.
For the last four years, we have celebrated ten “Heroes Next Door” who are selected because of selflessness, dedication and commitment, and community impact. This annual event has become a defining occasion.
Eye on Education. The School District of Greenville County partners with us to lead a unscripted tour of our schools for community leaders.
PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH
Vision Voice Newsletter. Every quarter, we produce an eight-page informational newsletter about happenings in Greenville, progress on the Vision, and our plans for the future. The piece celebrates a different vision focus area each quarter and reviews the status of related community goals. It is mailed to 1,800 households and sent to 2,500 email addresses. Read the latest newsletter.
We have partnered with the United Way, the Greenville Chamber, and the Community Foundation of Greenville to create a central hub for “all information about Greenville.” It’s a powerful vehicle for monitoring and reporting data - indicators - that provide a balanced perspective of the health, prosperity, and vibrancy of Greenville County.
Research Studies. We are constantly conducting primary research, surveys and focus groups. In the past, we have conducted studies on race relations, Greenville’s culture of learning, student retention, and the plight of the medically underserved. This year’s study will focus on developing the criteria for the community indicators with a general quality of life study including some emphasis on specific indicator focus areas. Read past reports.