For over 100 years, our mission has been focused on strengthening our community and improving the lives of those who are most vulnerable. While times and needs change over the years, that sense of mission will not.
Today, we are very focused on the complex issues of childhood poverty and improving the odds of success for at-risk children and families while maintaining support for the social service “safety net.” In addition to providing grants to partner agencies for these purposes, our Community Impact framework, “Poverty to Possibility,” also includes a number of best practice initiatives and partnerships with schools to reach and help children in need.
Our long-term goal is to help break the cycle of poverty by addressing the education and health of children, the financial stability of families, and the basic needs of those who face an immediate threat to their well-being.
Last year through 11 signature initiatives across 8 school districts, and support of 26 programs across 17 agencies in the Wyoming Valley, we helped 24,675 individuals, 17,376 of which were children. We could not have the impact we are having without the help and generosity of our community. Together, we are changing lives.
For more than 100 years, the United Way of Wyoming Valley has sought to strengthen our community and help those in need. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, we are deeply committed to our mission and continuously seek to ensure that we use our resources in the most impactful way.
We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. As such, every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. We value the uniqueness of every individual, the importance of community, and the power of the collective good.
The United Way of Wyoming Valley does not discriminate against others based on, but not limited to, race, national origin, creed, color, religious belief, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity. We recognize that throughout our nation’s history, however, structural racism, ethnic discrimination, and other forms of oppression have contributed to racial disparities and other inequities that have marginalized certain populations. We denounce racism and ethnic discrimination, sexism, prejudice, and injustice in all forms.
The United Way of Wyoming Valley will continue to uphold these values and beliefs in pursuit of our mission and service to our community. They will guide our practices and policies that govern employment, volunteerism, funding decisions, service delivery, as well as our relationships with donors, partners, and the community.