Greenville Dreams works directly with neighborhood association leaders to help build upon the strengths and assets already present in their neighborhoods. Training and peer support are provided to Special Emphasis Neighborhood leaders in the areas of problem-solving, successfully managing and leading a neighborhood association, planning and goal-setting, available resources and effective communication skills. Working in partnership with United Way of Greenville County (UWGC), the City of Greenville (CG), and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA), Greenville Dreams consists of neighborhood leaders from Special Emphasis Neighborhoods in Greenville County collaborating to focus on facilitating positive community changes through resident-centered neighborhood development.
Greenville Dreams is a coalition of neighborhood and community leaders organized to empower residents to improve their neighborhoods through leadership development while leveraging available resources.
Our vision is that all Greenville residents live in a productive, vibrant, healthy and safe neighborhood.
Strategic Focus Areas
In order to carry out our Mission and realize our Visionthe Greenville Dreams organization will focus on the following Strategic Focus Areas:
- Organizational and Leadership Development
- Collaborative Relationships
- Resource Development
- Education and Awareness
- Youth Development and Engagement
Read our strategic plan (.pdf)
Focused Needs and Assets Assessment by Furman University
Executive Summary | Full Assessment
The United Way of Greenville County contracted Furman University to conduct a focused needs and assets assessment in order to identify priority communities in Greenville County and analyze these areas’ existing needs and assets. This study of ten specific communities will facilitate the making of evidence-based decisions to direct initiatives and investments and also plan for future community-based collaborations.
Greenville Dreams meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month, except December, at United Way of Greenville County.
Chair: Austria Hatcher
First Vice Chair: Sarah Franco
Second Vice Chair: Katherine Oliveri
Secretary: Dick Robinson
Treasurer: Jim Cramer