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Success Stories

Breaking the Cycle of Childhood Poverty

Your support of United Way makes a difference for real people in the four-county area. Their success is our success. Together we can build a stronger community.



Despite many obstacles, Juan succeeded in school and in his career- and now he's working for the program that made a difference in his life. Read story



Ruben is succeeding in school with the support of a United Way funded program, his family, his community and donors like you. Read story



Shamsi has faced many challenges in her young life yet, because of her supportive community and her own resilience and courage, she’s surviving and thriving. Read story



Jennifer was an introverted, self-conscious young girl...then she found her voice through a United Way funded program. Read story



Christi and Kara have a safe and stable home thanks to support from a United Way funded program. Read story


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