Racine has much to be proud of – a rich history; caring, friendly people; beautiful parks and lakefront; and boundless potential.

So, why does it sometimes seem that Racine has stalled, or is even going backward? Unemployment is high. Storefronts are empty. Neighborhoods are suffering. An overall plan for making things better is lacking. These concerns sparked a community initiative to create a better future.

Visioning a Greater Racine (VGR) is led by a group of concerned citizens working to make Racine and its sister communities– Caledonia, Elmwood Park, Mt. Pleasant, North Bay, Sturtevant and Wind Point – “a flourishing community we are all proud to call home.”

So far, over 1,200 community members have participated in visioning sessions and contributed over 3,000 ideas! The visioning phase is nearing completion and to wrap things up, Racine native, Caron Butler, is set to host the final Visioning sessions. Tickets are available for 2 sessions on Saturday, June 24th:

The Prairie School, 10:00-11.30am
Park High School 2:00-3:30pm

This event is for youth ages 12-18.

The first 100 youth participants at each visioning session location will receive Caron Butler’s book: Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA

Be apart of the change & let your voice be heard!