United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.In 2018, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that household incomes in America continue to rise and the rate of poverty continues to decline. While these gains are encouraging, close to 40 million Americans are still in poverty. We know that communities are stronger when every individual and family, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, is financially stable and has the opportunity for economic mobility. The United Way network invests in and supports a variety of programs that help workers secure and maintain employment, access tax credits, find stable housing, and build savings and assets for the long-term, including through local and state policy efforts.
To ensure 5 million Americans are financially stable and have better paying jobs by 2028, United Way will fight for: