Sioux City Project earns international praise
The “Sioux City Project” , a five year research project of the Waitt Institute, in partnership with Futures without Violence, Mentors in Violence Prevention, the Sioux City Community School District and United Way of Siouxland, among others, was announced as a finalist April 30th for the United Way World Wide “Common Good Awards”.
The project,part of a twelve year commitment to violence prevention in the Sioux City community, competed with 62 communities world wide, and became one of 7 finalists singled out for recognition at the United Way Community Leaders conference in Nashville, May 2nd.
Other communities earning a finalist spot were Milwaukee, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Spartanburg, S.C., Camden, NJ, and Sydney, Australia.
Peter Hahn, Vice President of Engagement at United Way Worldwide, said, “Sioux City scored in the top tier of a highly competitive pool”. ”These collaborations are the ones to watch.”