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OneHeart: What's next?

"We want you to know we are working diligently to figure out how to best leverage the award and keep everything on track."

OneHeart Project Manager Charity Doyle delivered that message to the Rapid City Council on Monday, Feb. 4, just days after the council approved a little more than $3.9 million in Vision funds for the proposed transformation campus. Doyle also publicly thanked the council and Vision Fund Citizen Committee for supporting the effort to break the cycles of poverty and grow Rapid City's workforce.

OneHeart: A Place for Hope & Healing is being designed to serve those who are homeless or near-homeless and motivated to move into a better quality of life.

The campus would include transitional housing for program clients and a center where multiple human services agencies could offer a variety of support services in one location. The property encompasses the bulk of the 100 to 300 blocks on the south side of Kansas City Street.

Rapid City Collective Impact secured $11 million of the estimated $16 million project before the Vision process began. RCCI sought the remaining $5 million in needed capital to purchase the property as early as possible in 2019 in order to open OneHeart's doors to people in need before the end of 2020.

After vetting more than 20 community projects, the Vision Committee last month recommended 15 projects for funding, ranking OneHeart fourth on its list and recommending an award of $4 million to be paid in full this year. The council voted 6-4 to allocate $3.9 million over three years.

The decision potentially impacts property acquisition and the timeline for opening OneHeart, but Doyle, the RCCI team and many supporters remain committed to the project and making the vision a reality.

After all, our neighbors in need are counting on it.


Below: Rochelle Starkey, a member of RCCI's Young Adult Advisory Council, shares the struggles she has faced living in poverty. "This OneHeart campus can bring about change to so many people just like me," Starkey told the council during a special meeting Jan. 31.


ELs complete fellowship

Congratulations to the second cadre of RCCI Emerging Leaders who officially concluded their year-long fellowship last month!

The 29 participants committed to learning about the collective impact process, while also contributing their own skills and insight to RCCI projects. For a full recap of their efforts, click here.

Thank you to the John T. Vucurevich Foundation for your continued support of the fellowship program.
Emerging Leaders Cadre 3

Are you interested in practicing collective impact strategies and supporting RCCI projects? If so, applications are now being accepted for the third cadre of RCCI Emerging Leaders.

The next fellowship opportunity begins in April with a retreat, followed by small group meetings and quarterly gatherings throughout the year.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15. For an application, click here.

"Together, building the most caring community."

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