United Way    

Social Impact Profile ™

Areas of Impact:
Civic & Community Development,Education,Poverty,Health & Wellness

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence Health – Improving People’s Health Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.


    The Woman Behind the Movement

    Today is International Women's Day, a great day to remember andrecognize all the contributions that women have made in communities around the world. One of my favorite women of history is Frances Wisebart Jacobs, who 125 years ago, had the vision to start (with some of her peers) what would become the first United Way in Denver, Colorado. Frances was a motivating leader whose work included founding the Denver Ladies' Relief Society creating the first free kindergarten in Denver, as well as establishing a hospital to specialize to help manage the tuberculosis epidemic of the day. When Frances saw when something needed to be done, she pulled together the resources and people to get it done. Read More


    United Way Participates in White House Summit

    Today at the White House, representatives from United Way will participate in the White House Summit on Community Solutions for Disconnected Youth. Tune in for the opening of the Summit, 1:15 – 2:30pm ET. Speakers will include First Lady Michelle Obama (by video) and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, as well as a discussion on expanding successful cross-sector community collaborations. Visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live. Over the past few months, United Ways in nearly three dozen communities hosted more than 125 community conversations focused on creating opportunities disconnected youth. The findings are included in a new report released by the White House Council for Community Solutions today. Read More