Our Civic Health Goal

Our citizens will have opportunities for civic engagement that promote well-being and an enriched quality of life.

 

 

Where We Are Now

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    35.7% of Spartanburg County residents volunteer their time

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    In 2014, almost 72% of Spartanburg County's adults were registered to vote.

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    Spartanburg County has more than 1,000 registered non-profits.

Where We're Headed

Goals

Milestones

  • up arrow Hold 8 Community Conversations before December 2016
  • up arrow Facilitate the development and marketing of a community calendar
  • up arrow Develop a method for sharing stories of community success and progress
  • up arrowFacilitate an inventory of literary and cultural opportunities throughout Spartanburg County
  • - Support Spartanburg Giving Day established by Spartanburg County Foundation annually in May
  • - Launch of Get Connected online tool for connecting volunteers with opportunities
  • - From 2012-2015, voter registration increased by almost 4800 voters through the efforts of the Spartanburg League of Women Voters' registration drives
  • - Northside Initiative developed through the collaboration of public, private, civic, educational and philanthropic organizations

Making A Difference In Our Civic Health

Join Our Community Conversation

Invite us to facilitate a Conversation with your professional, civic, faith or social group. Andy Flynt, Civic Health Indicator Area Convener, is waiting to hear from you!

 

Complete our brief online survey.  Encourage everyone you know to tell us exactly what they want for Spartanburg's future and how we can work together to get there! 

 

SharE Your DREams

Civic Health Community Leaders

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The Spartanburg Community Indicators Project partners with Indicator Area Leaders to improve outcomes in each of its seven Indicator Areas.  These organizations set improvement goals based on indicator data and lead individuals, businesses and community groups to coordinate efforts and information, thus facilitating steady progress in quality of life improvement.

 

The Spartanburg County Public Libraries serves as the Indicator Area Leader for the Civic Health Indicator Area. The Libraries convenes a group of professional and nonprofit groups working together to improve civic outcomes in Spartanburg County. The Libraries coordinate their efforts through a Community Engagement Librarian and a council. They have developed goals in civic health priority areas.  Each priority area's work is guided by a Priority Group.

Leading Indicators

Key variables that are most reflective of the state of Civic Health and are useful predictors of Civic Health trends.

Community Connections

Spartanburg County citizens will foster a deep connection to the community via quality social connections, neighborhood engagement, active community participation and awareness of current community events and issues.

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Philanthropy

Spartanburg County citizens will invest financially in the quality of life and future of the community through philanthropic giving.

 

 

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Political Participation

Spartanburg County citizens will convey their political opinions and concerns by means of political discussion, voter participation and ongoing communication with public officials.

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Volunteerism

Through dedicated service, Spartanburg County citizens will invest their time, talent and passion to improve the quality of life and future of the community.

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Variables that have direct impact on or are tangentially reflective of the state of Civic Health.

Coming in November

The last Civic Health Report assessed only Leading Indicators, but the update this November will add relevant Crosscutting Indicators.  Join us November 17 in the Headquarters Library at 5:30 pm for the report!

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Indicators in more than one Indicator Area that have tangential or predictive impact on Civic Health.

Coming in November

The last Civic Health Report assessed only Leading Indicators, but the update this November will add relevant Crosscutting Indicators. Join us November 17 in the Headquarters Library at 5:30 pm for the report!

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What Can I Do?

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Stay Informed

Connect with us by email or mail and follow us Facebook and Twitter.  Our handle is Spartanburg CIP.

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Volunteer With Our Partners

Find and post volunteer opportunities on United Way of the Piedmont's Get Connected site.
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Attend an Event

Check out our calendar of community events and don't forget to share!

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