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Strategic Plan

Their success is our success

United Way’s vision for the future is simple. We want to make our home a better place for everyone. A place that offers security, safety, inclusion and prosperity. A place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Where communities are connected, families are stable, and kids are set up for success—regardless of their background or where they live.

United Way is committed to breaking the cycles that trap our children in poverty. Right now, two out of every five kids in our region wake up each day uncertain about their next meal or where they’ll sleep. This affects their success in school and their path in life.

We can change this.

We realize getting there isn’t simple and requires long-term commitment. But we don’t intend on doing it alone. We’re counting on you to be part of the change.

Together, we have the power to create lasting change, and to bring big ideas and big ideals home.

What we’re doing

United Way works with you and others across our community to reduce childhood poverty in our region. Why? Because it pays long-term dividends for our children, their families and our economy.

Investing in just 5,000 kids could inject as much as $150 million into our economy.

United Way’s approach has three goals:

Successful kids

Give kids a fair chance at success in school.
We work to give kids the support they need to be successful in school, graduate, and be ready for college and careers.

Stable families

Help low-income families build a strong foundation.
We connect families to basic resources like health care, housing and jobs.

Connected communities

Foster partnership and community-led solutions.
We bring together nonprofits, small businesses, corporations, funders, and individuals in coalition and collaboration to focus on the long-term prosperity of our communities.

Find out more about breaking the cycle of childhood poverty

Move with us!

United Way stands behind the idea that each of us has something to give and, in turn, something to receive.

Whether you donate money, volunteer your time or use your voice to set priorities that lift up everyone in our community—we can do more together than on our own.

Together, we can move children and families in our community toward better lives.

Together, we can break the cycle of poverty that keeps so many kids from ever having the chance to get ahead.