When Parents Lead, Kids Succeed

A parent is often a child's first teacher. So it only made sense to have parent leaders - like Lam Hoang - guide our early learning investments.

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Hopeful for My Daughter's Future

This #WorldRefugeeDay, we're sharing Danait's story of resettling in Portland and creating a better life for her daughter.

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Schools for Kids

We're helping kids from their earliest learning, through their high school graduation, show up for school prepared, confident and ready to succeed.

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At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette we have a simple, ambitious vision – to invest in our region’s kids so they are free from poverty, in order to be free to reach their potential.

For nearly 100 years we’ve been connecting and supporting the people, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies working hard to make our region a better place for everyone. We’re partnering with over a hundred of the best nonprofit organizations to focus on schools, families and communities and provide solutions to the challenges created by poverty.  

When we invest in our region’s kids, we free the future.