United Way Equity Toolkit
United Way of Greater Charlottesville teamed up with United Way Worldwide to produce the United Way Equity Toolkit aimed at improving lives and institutional practices by understanding, balancing, and addressing complex, historical, and systemic inequities in the way resources and opportunities are allocated. In order to achieve our vision of all individuals and families achieving their potential, it is our responsibility to strive to understand and address factors that impede progress based on race and ethnicity, and create more inclusive organizations and communities. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has been tasked with both auditing and creating current and future processes for staffing, grantmaking, and board appointments to tangibly reflect this commitment to equity. The Toolkit is a part of our Blueprint for becoming a Modern United Way; to “model diversity, equity, and inclusion” as we continue to pursue more equitable processes and outcomes.
Relay 4 Community Health
This family-friendly relay race and island-themed celebration was a partnership between the United Way and the Piedmont Family YMCA. Teams from families, businesses, neighborhoods, and other groups came together to raise funds to improve health equity, while encouraging healthy lifestyles.
Multicultural Health Celebration
In October of 2019, we partnered with UVA Midlife Health, UVA Latino Health Initiative, Sin Barreras and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women to present a community health fair. The event included free health screenings, demonstrations, and talks covering heart disease, pregnancy, benefits of exercise, and mental health.