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Initiatives

Advancing the Common Good

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.

That's why United Way’s programs share a goal to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Please visit out individual program sections to learn more about the initiatives we are supporting to accomplish these goals.