This year’s conversations allowed participants to make connections with others who are engaged and motivated to work both collaboratively and independently to address the challenges of our communities, because they believe in their ability to make a difference.

This discussion for change using a multicultural perspective was a very positive outcome and is now celebrated in a joint event called 'We are families', which is how we should all live: as family with respect and patience for understanding each others' similarities and differences.

When considering the impact of the conversations, it is important to acknowledge both the long and short term effects on respondents.

2015 respondents who also participated last year revealed they were impacted by their 2014 conversations throughout the year. They were primarily building relationships and collaborating, as well as participating in community engagement efforts.

2015 respondents were also impacted by their conversations.

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F. 31%

Nearly one third of respondents (31%) made specific plans to work with one or more attendees to address a new idea, issue, or project in the future.

E. 51%

Half of respondents (51%) exchanged contact information with a newly made connection.

D. 72%

A majority of respondents (72%) indicated they purposefully spoke with attendees they did not know prior to the gathering.

C. 79%

In addressing why they are motivated to take action, 79% said they contribute in order to give something back and they contribute over concern about a particular cause or group they serve.

B. 84%

Respondents reported having a better understanding of important issues at the community, city, and regional levels, as well as how they can personally address the identified issues. They indicated high levels of faith in their personal capacities to effect change. Specifically, 84% claimed to have “some” to “a great deal” of influence to bring about change.

A. 93%

Additionally, 93% of respondents reported being “somewhat” to “very satisfied” with the diversity of people participating in the conversation.

A. In addressing why they are motivated to take action, 79% said they contribute in order to give something back and they contribute over concern about a particular cause or group they serve.

B. Respondents reported having a better understanding of important issues at the community, city, and regional levels, as well as how they can personally address the identified issues. They indicated high levels of faith in their personal capacities to effect change. Specifically, 84% claimed to have “some” to “a great deal” of influence to bring about change.

C. Additionally, 93% of respondents reported being “somewhat” to “very satisfied” with the diversity of people participating in the conversation.

D. Nearly one third of respondents (31%) made specific plans to work with one or more attendees to address a new idea, issue, or project in the future.

E. Half of respondents (51%) exchanged contact information with a newly made connection.

F. A majority of respondents (72%) indicated they purposefully spoke with attendees they did not know prior to the gathering.

Respondents reported having a better understanding of important issues at the community, city, and regional levels, as well as how they can personally address the identified issues.

Respondents indicated high levels of faith in their personal capacities to effect change.

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Respondents indicate their communities can become more collaborative by:

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS and COLLABORATE
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PARTICIPATING in their COMMUNITY
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RAISING AWARENESS
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VOLUNTEERING
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MENTORING, MOTIVATING and TRAINING
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