At the United Way of the Capital Region, we live our mission by addressing the root causes of the most pressing issues facing our community. Last fall, United Way and our community partners launched three pilot projects to improve access to health care, school readiness and workforce development.
These pilot projects are making a measurable impact on the lives of local individuals and families. The transition to this work began three years ago when United Way identified the most pressing needs, and adopted a collective impact approach to solving problems with new and different partnerships. While all pilot projects are limited in scope, we will enhance and expand the projects to serve more people in rural, suburban and urban areas.
United Way serves as the backbone organization for the three community pilot projects. We:
- Convene core solution partners to support the mission of the projects.
- Mobilize funding to support enhancements and expansions.
- Connect partners to wrap-around services.
- Develop goals and methods to measure and report progress.
At the same time, United Way continues to support the great work of our program partners. We remain a community fundraiser and a place where volunteers can connect with local opportunities. We also remain committed to basic needs services to ensure people have access to resources in urgent situations.
We Have a Story to Tell
Learn more about our exciting new work and see how it is making a difference in our community:
- Pilot Projects Overview
- Access to Health Care
- School Readiness
- Workforce Development
- Basic Needs
- We Have a Story to Tell Piece