to create stronger, healthier, more compassionate communities.

Helping Kids Excel in School

Ending poverty starts in school, ensuring all students receive the support they need to graduate and succeed.  By intervening early, we can disrupt cycles of poverty and implement true systemic change.

Investing in Families

United Way has an established track record of providing direct financial empowerment to local families through programs including Free Tax Prep, Kindergarten to College and COVID-19 relief.

Creating Meaningful Partnerships

Bringing people together is what we do best. We partner with individuals, companies and nonprofits to impact our communities.

Organizing to Lift Impacted Families

Long-term, sustainable community development is crucial for neighborhoods to rise from poverty. We work with residents in targeted undervalued communities to build capacity and turn resources into power to make change. We value lived experiences and work with, not for, community members. 

United Way serves as a community mobilizer by harnessing a community’s collective power. Through direct engagement, organization, and community leadership, we work with community members to help end poverty and bring about a more just and equitable Capital Region.


Saint John’s Program for Real Change

December 4, 10am-12pm

If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back to your community, meet fellow YLS members, stay socially distanced, and have a bit of fun, we have an opportunity for you!

Help families and women in need. Email us today if you are interested or have any questions.

Beautification project @ Casa Del Sol in Woodland

January 15, 2022

Join us and the Woodland MLK celebration! Email us to sign up at


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