Mission and Vision

The John H Boner Community Center

The Vision


he Near Eastside is a vibrant, thriving community.

The Mission


he John H. Boner Community Center inspires neighbors and partners to improve the quality of life on the Near Eastside by providing tools for change and growth.

  • We work to build a community where people want to live, work and leave an impact.
  • We ensure a welcoming and active environment for community residents, programs/services and partners which will facilitate relationship development.
  • Every person is valued and respected; there is an exchange of learning and growing that happens within our community.
  • Cultivation of leadership is the ability to attract, retain and develop individuals. This includes: staff, volunteers, neighbors and business partners.
  • The Center is an “Employer of Choice” where individuals feel esteemed in their roles. We create an environment where people are cultivated, nurtured and recognized.
  • We are a community where residents set the agenda for the neighborhood and individuals define their measurements of success.
  • The Center leverages resources and demonstrates good stewardship of investments within this community.
  • The ability to impact the quality of life on the Near Eastside is defined by the breadth and depth of collaboration with partners.