Do you own or lead a business in Tarrant County? There is so much to love about our home, and we are experiencing record-breaking population growth. And while we have made the shortlist for large, global companies interested in making this their business headquarters, Tarrant County is facing major social issues.
- Last year there were 5,630 confirmed child abuse victims; one of the highest rates in the state and country.
- Fort Worth has almost 2,000 homeless men, women, and children.
- 14.4% of our Tarrant County residents live below the poverty line.
- Approximately 200,000 adults cannot read well enough to succeed at a fourth-grade level.
- Only 30% of FWISD third graders are currently reading at grade level.
- Civic engagement is low; only one in three eligible citizens voted during recent local elections.
These obstacles affect the lives of every resident in our county but we believe the ultimate solutions to these problems are contained in the ideas and creativity of our county’s residents as well.
Join United Way of Tarrant County and CauseLabs at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 26th, as we ask the questions… How do we empower everyone to innovate and use business as a force for good? What would be the result? To find the answers to these questions, we want business leaders to bring their passion for helping people to an informative and interactive session.
6:00 to 6:10 Sign In & Introductions
6:10 to 6:20 Social Innovation Stories
6:20 to 6:30 Q&A Panel with past KERNEL awardees
6:30 to 7:25 Workshop Sessions with ideation exercises and breakouts for pitching, technology, marketing, and financial advice.