SETTING THE TABLE FOR A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
At the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, we believe that when people from all backgrounds come together, the result is a stronger, more vibrant community. How do we do this? Our three impact areas of School Readiness, Financial Stability, and Connected Community inform our mission and vision.
The United Way of Greater Charlottesville connects our community, enabling individuals and families to achieve their potential.
A strong, equitable community where every person thrives.
OUR FOCUS INTO ACTION
How much more likely kindergatners living in poverty are to fail literacy benchmarks.
Our goal is to close the opportunity gap by promoting strategies to provide all children with the most appropriate and effective early services, supports, and high-quality early childcare and education.
of the Charlottesville population lives in poverty, placing our community near the bottom of localities across the US.
Our goal is to help adults who are on the path to becoming financially stable and economically-independent by supporting customized, holistic solutions that address obstacles encountered along the way.
local residents attended our events in 2019, including Community Table, Day of Caring, and the Relay for Community Health.
The United Way connects, convenes, and supports the collaboration of organizations in our community. Among this network, we are able to identify needs in the community and work toward collaborative goals.
1 CITY, 5 COUNTIES, COUNTLESS PERSPECTIVES
Serving the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Greene, Nelson, Louisa, and Fluvanna Counties provides us with endless lenses with which to view our area. This diversity allows for deep conversations on issues that affect our region, but may not always be tackled head on. By engaging our large family, we work to identify broad, encompassing solutions for some of these issues.
“‘Greater than the sum of our parts.’ I love this expression. It’s inherently optimistic. It’s inclusive and team-oriented. And it speaks directly to the impact of the United Way’s catalytic leadership.” — Mike Chinn, United Way Board Chair/ President, S&P Global Market Intelligence
“My employer, Carter Myers Automotive, has been a United Way partner for over 30 years, and I’ve donated for a long time. They make it easy for me to give, and match my donation. I trust the United Way to take care of our community‘s greatest needs and make my community a better place to live and work.” — Simona Holloway-Warren
“We volunteer with United Way’s Cville Tax Aid because you can’t let these hardworking people down. Every person we serve is so appreciative. It’s truly rewarding.” — Ed & Jeb