To the Community
When Impact Alamance was formed in 2013, leadership strategically chose the values that would guide our work. Collaboration, Innovation, Courageous Leadership, Integrity, Measurable Change and Stewardship were meant to be at the core of everything we do. In our second year of funding, these values are in action and evident in each and every investment made in Alamance County.
In 2016, Impact Alamance strategically invested nearly $2 million in the hope, health and prosperity of Alamance County. It's our mission, and it's one that we take very seriously. We believe that when we support the happiness of our children, we support the happiness of our whole community. It's why the majority of our resources are invested in initiatives that support early literacy, education and building healthy environments in Alamance County. We have the moral responsibility to support all children and provide them with equal opportunities for success. We want kids to develop the skills they need to do well in life so they will have better opportunities here and become productive, engaged members of our community.
Research shows us that high quality education is the key to improved physical, economic and mental health outcomes. We want all children to have opportunities to plug-in and charge up their learning so they have a great foundation to build strong and healthy brains. Our investments strengthen the complex grid of resources available to children and families here in our community. We know that when the grid is strong, and every family is equally plugged into resources such as parks, libraries, healthy foods, high quality childcare and world-class education, our whole county will thrive. It's what will make us smarter, stronger and healthier for the long run.
That grid is made up, in part, by our many community agencies and partners. This report celebrates their success, and details the work of some of those who have joined with us to carry out our mission. They share in our passion and commitment to strengthening our community for our children and future generations. We thank them for their tireless efforts to join us in making Alamance County the best place to live and thrive. We know together, we have the opportunity to build the resilience of children and our community and tip the scales in the right direction, so every child has the best chance of achieving positive outcomes. It's our goal, our passion and our commitment to Alamance County.
Tracey Grayzer, MBA/MHA, APR