We are an evolved United Way, changed from 18 months ago, three years ago, and even a very different United Way from a decade ago. We value and understand equity and how to apply it; and we are driven by community input that focuses on the economic well-being of all.
In 2017, UWGC realized that its traditional funding process under its Black-led social change initiative wasn’t reaching many small grassroots organizations. After connecting with Black changemakers through interviews, conversations, research and ideation sessions, United Way created Champions of Change.
Regional businesses, community partners and health leaders from both sides of the river gathered at Smale Riverfront Park this week to launch a region-wide movement to vaccinate 80% of those eligible (age 16+) by the Fourth of July