Despite progress made by organizations across all sectors of the region and millions of dollars invested by communities to help people escape poverty, we have not yet seen breakthrough improvements on this societal imperative. The most significant issues facing our community are too complex and too difficult for single organizations to tackle effectively, and a region-wide community effort for addressing poverty more strategically is needed.
The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has engaged community partners, the Greater Green Bay Chamber, Brown County United Way, and Brown County Human Services Department, to use quality improvement science on this cutting-edge initiative in Brown County.
POINT is a collaborative effort to address the root causes of poverty in northeast Wisconsin using quality improvement science. It will align those working with individuals in poverty with each other and with the other large-scale efforts underway in our community and across the region. This 18-month initiative will also establish learning communities within communities, regionally, as well as nationally.