– 10:45 am
Doors open at 7:45 am
United Way of Greater Atlanta in Gwinnett County Presents
the State of the Children Summit
Join us to learn about the groundbreaking findings of the Child Well-Being Index 2023 in our county. You will gain understanding of some of Gwinnett’s key pioneer collective approaches in the Summit Innovation Lab. This segment showcases novel strategies for data sharing, laser-focus community intervention, and public and private collective initiatives. These innovation strategies aim to tackle the main challenges of at-risk populations in coming years.
Innovation for community impact means path-breaking ideas, data collection systems, evidence-based decision making, and partnerships to improve service delivery, products and policies for inclusive and sustainable development that leaves no one behind.
In Gwinnett County, there are 77 communities where the resources and support are in short supply. Of these communities, children in 22 of these neighborhoods are at-risk of not reaching their potential due to barriers inherent in where they live. Urgent and transformative interventions to improve the conditions of these neighborhoods are needed.
Nicole Love Hendrickson, Chairwoman, Gwinnett Board of Commissioners
Lucy McBath, US Congress Representative, 7th District, Georgia
Tommy Pearce, Executive Director, Neighborhood Nexus
Milton J. Little, Jr., President & CEO, United Way of Greater Atlanta
Dr. Nury Lizeth Castro, Director of Diversity Education and Training, Agnes Scott College
Dr. Michael Davis, Associate Executive Director of Prevention, GUIDE
Asif Jessani, Partner, CCS: Marketing &Technology
Dr. Audrey Arona, CEO & Director, Gwinnett Newton & Rockdale Health Departments
Juanita Sheppard, Vice President Foundation Partnerships, United Way of Greater Atlanta
Tina Fleming, Director, Community Services, Gwinnett County Government
Hilda Abbott, Founder & CEO, RudHil, Inc.
Josiah Vega, Community Engagement & Outreach Specialist, Impact 46
Larry Campbell, President & CEO, Corners Outreach
Berthine Crèvecoeur West, CEO, Westbridge Solutions
Autumn Andrews, Director of Workforce Solutions, Partnership Gwinnett