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 can thrive.
OUR CORE VALUES
We approach our work humbly and with respect.
We honor and see the dignity in our fellow community members.
We are committed to promoting equity internally and through our public-facing programs.
We speak up for the voiceless so that they may speak for themselves.
Regardless of the challenge or cost, we aim to do what is right.
We work with community members, non-profits, and corporate partners to build more vibrant communities
OUR FOCUS INTO ACTION
How much more likely kindergartners 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.
PROUD TO BE A CHARITY NAVIGATOR 4 STAR ORGANIZATION
Only 25% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area outperforms most other charities in America.