Let's go do!This year’s report is a call to action. How can you do your part? Here are a few ways to get involved.

Share

Share

An idea for our
community

Donate

Donate

to the Fund for Hutchinson endowment or another community fund

Help

Help

with community projects initiated at our Unconference (see below)

Community Projects Initiated at our Unconference

Challenge

Project Idea and Grant

What You Can Do

How do we create and build connections and relationships across demographic, geographic, and socioeconomic divides in Reno County?We are Hutch, $2,500
Encouraging community pride and togetherness through the “Catch the Wave” campaign to strengthen our community and become a “we”instead of an “I.”
Wave or say hello to whomever you pass. Visit www.facebook.com/wearehutch to learn more.
How do we support at-risk youth through parental and community involvement?Reno County Families First on August 1st, $2,500
Hosting a movie night to increase family unity, provide resource awareness, break down barriers, and encourage community relationship building through partnerships with local businesses and organizations.
Make it a priority to eat meals as a family and plan family-friendly events to build relationships with your children and increase communication.
How do we use art as a tool for engagement, connecting, and relationship building? Art on the Move, $1,300
Providing art experiences at different locations throughout the community this summer, where an artist will share an art form and participants will then create their own art.
Seek out art in unusual places and don’t forget that, even as an adult, you can make art and explore your creativity. Art is for everyone!
How do we make Hutchinson a destination? Downtown Smallville Mural, $3,000
Providing a tourist attraction through a new Downtown mural based on the Smallville, KS Festival, featuring the Hutchinson/ Smallville connection to bring new art and ideas to Downtown.
Volunteer to help paint the mural by contacting the organizers at www.smallvilleks.com.
How do we get 16-20 year olds to be more active citizens in the community?Operation: Open Dialogue, $500
Inviting 30 students (15 college and 15 high school) for an evening of dialogue about their experiences in Hutchinson related to civic engagement, where community leaders will be present as listening partners to form possible partnerships with students to encourage and foster community involvement.
Start a conversation with a teenager in your life on the importance of civic engagement and small steps they can take to get involved.
How do we provide access to outdoor recreation opportunities andincrease awareness of what’s out there?Better Park Project: Project Access, $2,500
Creating temporary park space to demonstrate the need for more playscapes and water parks.
Do you have a park within walking distance, or can you get there safely? If not, organize with neighbors to see what you can do to improve the situation.
How do we encourage more living wage jobs for the citizens of Reno County? Your Struggle is my Struggle, $2,200
Educating the community on the reality of poverty in Reno County by exploring cultural awareness and understanding of living wage issues in a marketing campaign that invites the community to enter the conversation.
Be brave. Share your story of overcoming poverty in Reno County or share your awareness of the poverty issues in Reno County. Start the conversation by emailing your stories and thoughts to starttheconversation15@gmail.com.

Envision Hutch Listening Tour Results

The priorities identified, ideas shared, and projects developed through the Envision Hutch listening campaign Sept 2014 - Aug 2015. Read more.

History of Hutchinson since 1972

Nation Meyer brought the story of Hutchinson to life through anecdotes and photos from First National Bank archives. See his talk.