Rapid City organizations hold first "Steps to Change: A Community Impact"

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Various local organizations gathered at the Journey Museum to talk about how if they combined their services, Rapid City could prosper. Several organizations presented the programs they are working on from housing development, to feeding the community, to fighting child homeless rate. Rapid City Police Department developed the Quality of Life Unit to help people get back on their feet after rehab. Officers explain how if they partner up with other organizations the community can do better.

"And the goal is that we identify, there's a lot of needs in our community and there are ways that if we collaborate we can combine resources, talent, ideas, strategies and actually get people out of the cycle of poverty and help people build better lives," says Rapid City Collective Impact Project Manager Charity Doyle.

This was the first "Steps to Change" meeting but the organizations plan to collaborate more on community projects.