The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Improving the quality of life for people in our area.
The Studer Community Institute is focused on improving our community’s quality of life. Research indicates two areas that are key to an area’s quality of life are jobs and education. The Institute’s research shows improving these two areas are crucial to improving the quality of life for all the citizens of the area.
In education, the Institute is focused on efforts to create "America’s First Early Learning City" and boost kindergarten readiness. An Early Learning City is a place that enlists the whole community in building a culture of lifelong learning, including in its public spaces. It is a community that supports early brain development, parent engagement and school readiness for all of our children, especially those ages birth to 5.
In job creation and development, the Institute provides leadership development training and sponsors workshops geared to help businesses and not-for-profits strengthen their organizations. Outreach programs include a lecture series, symposiums and town hall meetings.
Our trainings offer important skill-building opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. With more skills, business owners and employees in turn create better-run organizations that are better positioned to thrive, create more jobs and support a stronger community.