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Title: United Way 101


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United Way 101
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So what does United Way really do?
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United Way creates opportunities for a better
tomorrow.
  • Lots of organizations help people.
  • But United Way is different.
  • It does much more than support people who have
    pressing needs. United Way works toward making
    lasting change in our community and preventing
    some of our most challenging issues.
  • United Way uses the power of caring to advance
    the common good, both for those who live here
    today and those will call metro Atlanta home in
    the future.


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You can see it in our mission.
  • United Way is working to advance the common good
    by focusing on education, income and health.
    These are the building blocks for a good lifea
    quality education that leads to a stable job,
    enough income to support a family through
    retirement, and good health.
  • Our goal is to create lasting changes that
    prevent problems before they happen. We invite
    you to be a part of these changes. Together,
    united, we can inspire hope and create
    opportunities for a better tomorrow.

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You can see it in our vision.
  • United Way is how our community comes together to
    address the major issues we face today. United
    Way is how people in our community show they care
    about each other. How all people can show they
    care about EVERYONE else. United Way of
    Metropolitan Atlanta constantly seeks to use the
    power of caring to advance the common good, both
    for those who live here today and those will call
    metro Atlanta home in the future.

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How is lasting change possible? The power of unity
  • Underneath everything we are,
  • underneath everything we do, we are
  • all people. Connected, interdependent,
  • united. And when we reach out a hand to
  • one, we influence the condition of all.
  • LIVE UNITED is about the power of
  • unity.
  • No one else brings together so many
  • people and resources to do the work that
  • none of us can do alone.


WHEN WE
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  • The United Way Community Impact
  • Fund supports programs that make
  • measurable improvements in metro
  • Atlanta.
  • A unique giving option in
  • philanthropy, the Community Impact
  • Fund is a powerful way to make a
  • lasting difference on the issues
  • that are important to all of us.
  • When we combine our resources, we
  • are creating opportunities for a better
  • life for all.


Community Impact Fund
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So what is the work of United Way?
United Way is creating opportunities for a better
life for all by focusing on the building blocks
for a good life. Education, Income and Health

Education Helping Children Youth Achieve Their
Potential
Income Promoting Financial Stability and
Independence
Health Improving Peoples Health
  • School readiness
  • Academic achievement
  • Involved parents
  • Maximized income
  • Increased savings
  • Financial assets for long-term stability
  • Healthy children and youth
  • Healthy parents and families
  • Healthy seniors

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Education
  • We are helping children and youth achieve their
    potential by focusing on school readiness,
    academic completion and parental involvement.
    United Way is working to make sure young people
    are fully prepared to enter college, work and
    successful adulthood.
  • 43,678 children have been screened and supported
    in building basic literacy
  • skills.
  • 16,835 youth achieved or maintained satisfactory
    academic performance.
  • 9,861 parents were actively involved in
    school-based activities.


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Meet Chanda
Chanda Caston and her family moved to Atlanta
after Hurricane Katrina. She was 12 years old and
didnt know anyone at her new school. Chanda
joined the After-School All-Stars and quickly
excelled and made new friends. Chanda was named
After-School All-Star of the Year. After-School
All-Stars is a free, comprehensive after-school
program for middle school students. The program
helps students physically, academically and
emotionally by providing support around academic
retention, cultural enrichment, sports and
recreation, and career development. United Way
supports programs that provide high-quality
educational experiences for children and youth.
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Income
  • We are promoting financial stability leading
    toward independence by focusing on maximizing
    income, increasing savings and building financial
    assets.
  • United Way supported employment programs that
    helped 3,663
  • individuals obtain jobs industries ranging
    from building
  • maintenance, to data processing to entry-level
    nursing. The
  • average starting pay of participants ranged
    from 8.18/hr to 15/hr.
  • Through access to free tax preparation services,
    hard-working
  • families claimed 79 million in Earned Income
    Tax Credits, which
  • helped them reduce debt and build for the
    future.

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  • The Project HOPE campaign provided foreclosure
    counseling to more than 2,000 families, and
    another 1,783 families facing economic
    crisis obtained financial assistance that enabled
    them to remain in their homes.
  • The Regional Commission on Homelessness is
    helping end chronic homelessness in our
    community. Together, the community has
    provided more than 1,200 supportive housing
    units, including more than 500 for women and
    children, created 600 new jobs and reunited
    more than 2,400 homeless individuals with family
    or other support systems.

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Meet Cheryl
  • Cheryl was on welfare, and as she put it, When
    you cant get your finances together, your whole
    life is out of whack and out of control.
  • The DeKalb First Accounts Initiative, supported
    by United Way, helped Cheryl find a way to stop
    depending on public assistance and begin living a
    better life.
  • By setting aside just a portion of her income
    each month, Cheryl has been able to make
    investments and create savings.
  • Supporting programs that encourage financial
    stability is just one of the ways United Way
    makes our community stronger.


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Health
  • We are improving peoples health by focusing on
    healthy children and youth, healthy parents and
    families, and healthy seniors.
  • 6,512 participants successfully completed
    substance abuse or
  • mental health treatment.
  • 15,039 seniors continued living safely and
    independently in their
  • own homes.

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Meet Helena
Helena Allen spends an hour and a half on Mondays
and Fridays making her rounds. She checks on 12
of her neighbors, and they check on her. Helena
delivers meals as a volunteer for United
Way-funded Douglas Senior Services. Helena and
other volunteers deliver 175 meals each day to
homebound seniors. Helena volunteers because she
likes to stay active and she loves the seniors
she visits. Supporting seniors and encouraging
community involvement are just two ways United
Way makes our community stronger.
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United Way takes the lead Addressing community
need
  • United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta has been
    designated as the lead organization for long-term
    recovery after a major disaster in metro Atlanta.
  • United Way is still supporting those displaced
    by Hurricane Katrina. We are currently focusing
    on the Building Community Resiliency program,
    which trains hurricane evacuees to help other
    evacuees integrate into new communities.
  • In the aftermath of the tornado and storms that
    struck metro Atlanta in March, United Way of
    Metropolitan Atlanta has gathered community
    organizations, government agencies, neighborhood
    associations and concerned businesses to provide
    support for long-term recovery.

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  • Need help?
  • United Way 2-1-1 is the nation's first
    three-digit telephone information and referral
    service. Dial 2-1-1 to get help, get answers and
    get it done.
  • When Parnesias business started to go under, she
    found herself struggling to take care of herself
    and her son. She called United Way 2-1-1 and
    found the assistance she needed to pay her bills.

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Whether you need help or want to help others
  • United Way 2-1-1 can connect you to
  • thousands of resources for information,
  • counseling and assistance in our
  • community.
  • United Way 2-1-1 also makes it easy to
  • help others by volunteering, or by
  • donating furniture, appliances or
  • clothing.
  • Dial 2-1-1 or visit Volunteer Solutions
  • online at
  • unitedwayatlanta.org/volunteer.

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Help us advance the common good.
Be a champion for change. This is the power that
we all have.
  • United Way mobilizes our community.
  • In ways no other organization can.
  • To address major issues.
  • And create lasting change.
  • Together, we are inspiring hope and creating
    opportunities for a better life for all.

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  • Underneath everything we are, underneath
    everything we do, we are all people. Connected,
    interdependent, united. And when we reach out a
    hand to one, we influence the condition of all.
    Thats what it means to LIVE UNITED.
  • To learn more, visit LIVEUNITEDAtlanta.org.

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