Better Together Wins 2019 Manhattan Institute’s Civil Society Awards

Better Together was recognized by the Manhattan Institute for advancing America’s long tradition of civil society through our work to improve and strengthen our community. As a recipient of MI’s $25,000 Civil Society Awards, and with the help of volunteers and private philanthropy, we will continue our efforts to empower the disadvantaged, build caring relationships to support those in crisis, prepare the next generation to realize their full potential, restore and revitalize communities, and much more.

Better Together’a CEO, Megan Rose, will be honored at the Manhattan Institute’s annual 2019 Civil Society Awards ceremony and dinner in New York City on October 16, 2019. Only four nonprofit leaders nationwide will receive this prestigious award, which includes a $25,000 prize to continue advancing the Better Together mission.

We could not be prouder of this recognition. Megan has worked tirelessly – along with our staff, volunteers, church and community partners, and investors – to perfect the Better Together model in Naples and take our innovative solutions nationwide.

For over 40 years, the Manhattan Institute has been an important force in promoting civil society and preserving America’s social fabric. With this award, the Manhattan Institute is now recognizing Better Together as a national leader in the effort to help humanity through locally-driven volunteer action and private charity. What an honor!

They are celebrating the impact of our programs:

  • Better Families: A voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care that has served over 1,500 children and kept 96% of our families together
  • Better Work: A job fair model that has served over 16,000 job seekers with job interview rates above 100% and job offers extended to 21% of attendees on-the-spot

These incredible results would not have been possible without you. Together, we are keeping children safe, helping individuals realize their full potential, and guiding families toward self-sufficiency – and we are doing it voluntarily at the community level.

Thank you for your continued partnership with Better Together. We are more energized than ever to keep building our network of compassionate neighbors dedicated to strengthening communities one family and one person at a time.

 

Tarren Bragdon

Founder, Board President

Better Together