Creating Positive Change in Your Community
Purdue Extension recognizes that while a community may want to change for the better, the lack of strong leaders trained in bringing people together might stop that change from happening. Effective collaboration can be a struggle despite consensus. Perhaps only a few individuals are leading the call, which can hold up community wide buy-in on big, bold ideas.
Enter the Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI), an exciting new process providing nearly a dozen Indiana communities with data-driven, expertly supported plans for positive, sustainable change. As a founding HCI partner alongside Ball State University and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Purdue Extension is committed to long-term conversations about Indiana’s future, powerful data that forges paths to progress, and helping residents navigate challenges and opportunities of living and working in rural areas.