Special thanks to community partners that were able to attend the 1st 2019 Gr8t Stakeholder’s meeting yesterday. Over 50 community members representing 30+ businesses across Elkhart County were at the table vowing to be a part of the efforts that are taking our community from a reactive to a proactive state.
The goal of this event was to solicit input regarding the creation of a countywide survey that could potentially be distributed in the workplace. Our goal is that this survey will gather data regarding child care accessibility and additional parenting supports (flexibility) needed in the workplace. Gr8t Coalition partners will utilize the data from this collaboration to create a comprehensive survey identifying the parent needs and the level of business partnership needed to address the indicated challenges/barriers. This survey will serve as an emerging piece toward reaching that “family-friendly” recognition status in the workplace.