Erie Together is a countywide community-driven movement to achieve economic stability for all Erie County residents. We do this by facilitating alignment and collaboration among the business, education, healthcare, social service, government, workforce development, and faith-based sectors and citizens to make the Erie region a community of opportunity where everyone can learn, work and thrive.
Hundreds of people and organizations come together through Erie Together to identify top community challenges and priorities, put plans in place to address them, and execute those plans.
Programs and Services
Erie Together has three objectives: helping more kids become successful adults, more people secure and maintain family-sustaining employment, and more families become self-sufficient. Through Erie Together, silos have been broken down, new relationships have formed, and our community is now working more effectively together to address a range of priorities. Projects include:
(1) Developing high quality career exploration opportunities and a career pathways system for K-12 students
(2) Creating and implementing a strategy to reduce domestic violence in Erie County
(3) Co-hosting an annual “Youth Civic Engagement Symposium” for senior high students
(4) Executing opportunities for "out of school youth" aged 18-24 to secure local jobs