we just finished a most exhilarating meeting and looked at the previous mission/vision statement...here's the final version. if you'd like to comment, please feel free to do so.
we see COMMUNITY BY DESIGN as...
...a CATALYST for change at multiple scales
...an ADVOCATE for results-oriented, responsive design
...an INCUBATOR for good ideas + thoughtful outcomes
...a community-centered NETWORK of people who embrace design opportunities
we aim to...
...DREAM + DO in all we undertake relying on our individual + collective experience
...WELCOME conversations + REALIZE connections to bring about amazing projects
...FOSTER the value of thinking + making in populations young + old
...ENRICH + ENLIVEN the community in elevating quality design in the Triad + beyond
...the POWER OF DESIGN to address issues of SOCIAL CONCERN
...inclusive community DIALOGUE with many different types of people
...UNEXPECTED projects in UNEXPECTED places
...LOCAL + GLOBAL sharing
...SUBSTANCE that lies beyond surface
OUR VISION : we see communities TRANSFORMED as places where people value good design and recognize the social responsibility inherent in the re-allocation of resources to meet human needs.