Your Work: What Does Metro United Way Do?
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Metro United Way is working toward advancing the common good in our community and
creating lasting change by focusing on the building blocks of a good quality of life -
education, financial stability and health. We believe that we all have a stake in making
sure that today’s children grow up to be productive citizens who give back to the community.
And the best thing we can do to get them off to the right start is to focus on education –
which will help us to have a strong and productive community, to develop a skilled
workforce, to compete in the global economy, to curb criminal behavior, and so on, to truly
make a difference in the lives of all.
We know that the measure of Metro United Way is ultimately found in the ways we are impacting
the quality of life for all of us – mobilizing the caring power of our community to support
our education initiatives as well as the agencies that provide services to strengthen
individuals and families. Metro United Way’s Community Aspirations are:
All youth will complete high school on time prepared for college, work and life
Parents and caregivers will have the knowledge, skills and ablities necessary to maintain
family stability and help their children succeed
We will sustain a network of services that address basic and core needs
And we are proud of the progress we are making in reaching our community goals. In the past
year, Metro United Way mobilized and connected the caring power of our community, getting
commitments in time, money and expertise, to achieve work in each of our focus areas:
Academy is strengthening the skills of 96 early childhood teachers in 5 child care
centers, helping to ensure that over 400 of our youngest children will arrive at
kindergarten ready to learn and succeed in school and life.
The Out-of-School Time Coordinating Council charter established our partnership with
Jefferson County Public Schools and Metro Government; over 33,000 youth now participate in
quality Out-of-School time programs.
Approximately 12,000 families benefited from tax assistance services and other resources
to become more financially stable.
Almost 11,600 volunteers have been deployed to help with the tornado recovery efforts in
We know that Metro United Way’s goals are ambitious, and we need you to be a part of the
change. There are so many ways people are working through Metro United Way to get things
done in our community. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer. That’s what it
means to LIVE UNITED.