Our individual perspectives on community issues mature when we open ourselves to other viewpoints. At the Foundation, we are committed to creating opportunities for residents of all ages and backgrounds to come together and learn from one another. Through this form of engagement we introduced high school students participating in our Youth Philanthropy Council to professionals who routinely interact with disadvantaged families and youth in the community. Their discussions led to a significant refinement of the grant-making goals set by these students. Conversations like these help everyone become more informed so they can be meaningfully involved in community service and decision making.