Six weeks ago, we announced that we were organizing our programmatic efforts to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and we asked our community to help us map where they are most interested in making an impact.
More than 400 people responded, and the above image is a quick snapshot of what they’re interested in – the numbers within each segment indicate the number of individuals who selected the corresponding SDG as their main area of focus within their work.
With this information in hand, we are excited to begin launching our “Spokes” program, which will convene Impact Hub members who are working within each SDG to learn about one another’s work, identify opportunities for collaboration, and ultimately make progress towards achieving the goals by 2030!
The first two Spokes are now active – members who are interested in SDG 3: Good Health + Well-being are invited to join other members focused on this issue for a kickoff brown bag lunch on June 4.
Members who are interested in SDG 4: Quality Education are invited for the group’s second convening focused on education on May 22! The session will be focused on Natalie Wexler’s article “Why American Students Haven’t Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years”.
Want to learn more? Read our blog post about why we are aligning with the SDGs, and add your own to our database!