"I want to instill in my young kids a sense of social responsibility. I believe that together we can all make a better tomorrow for their generation."
People who were At The Table want to be involved in their neighborhoods and larger communities. There was a large number of respondents who wanted more volunteer opportunities and more ways for different communities within Lancaster to work together to improve our county.
"Break down the invisible walls that make people or different groups feel unwelcome in some public spaces."
Lancaster has a complex history of being both a welcoming place for refugees, as well as one that continues to grapple with deeply-rooted segregation. Many people who were At The Table had a unifying desire to work on eliminating barriers that keep sectors of our community from feeling like part of the whole, be it social, economic, cultural, or more.
"There is a need for creative housing when it comes to the under-served. Housing that includes life skills and specialized services."
Thriving in a community requires housing that can meet the needs of its citizens. Many people who were At The Table spoke about the availability, affordability, and quality of housing in Lancaster County.