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CFAAC publishes latest “Community Needs” assesment

| March 24, 2019, 01:49 PM

Rams Head

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) announces the publication of the most recent Community Needs Assessment, Poverty Amidst Plenty VI: On the Road to Progress For All.

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the issues in Anne Arundel County that impact the economy and quality of life; including child care, economic opportunity, the environment, health, homelessness, housing, the income gap, mental health, population growth, poverty, social media, substance abuse and transportation.

The report intends to increase knowledge and awareness, as well as to frame informed discussions about persistent local trends and needs. This report is also meant to inform the Community Foundation’s fund holders, donors, nonprofit grantees and professional adviser partners, as well as all stakeholders in the county about the challenges facing Anne Arundel County and the importance of their participation in critical conversations focused on transforming and strengthening our community.

“If knowing better means doing better, then it is important for every concerned resident of our community to learn about the data in this report and reflect on the impact these findings are having on the lives of their neighbors, families, and friends. With that knowledge, we can each find ways of becoming personally involved in the solutions that will improve the lives of those who live, work, and play in our community,” said Mary Spencer, President & CEO at CFAAC.

Join Anne Arundel County community leaders, nonprofit organization representatives, local philanthropists, and community volunteers for a powerful and eye-opening presentation of Poverty Amidst Plenty VI: On the Road to Progress For All. The first presentation will take place at the Chesapeake Arts Center on March 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. and the second at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on March 28, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. To register for either event, please visit www.cfaac.org or call 410-280-1102. Dr. Pamela Brown, who compiled the data and drafted the report along with the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, will present the findings.

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County’s Community Needs Assessment is a collaboration with Anne Arundel Medical Center, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Anne Arundel Mental Health Agency, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County YWCA, and the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families.

Rams Head

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