United Way Staff Insights

United Way staff members are available to provide valuable insight and knowledge on each of our Steps to Success. We invite you to hear from these experts within our organization and learn more about their work.

Families and individuals must have a safe home with healthy food for everyone who lives there in order to work toward a higher degree of prosperity.

The path to prosperity begins at birth. Children must be born into safe homes with families who are socially, emotionally and financially prepared to care for them.

In order to be kindergarten-ready, young children need quality early education, strong relationships with families, a safe and secure home environment and regular health and developmental screenings and support.

Attendance and success in middle school are critical in keeping students on track for on-time graduation and preparing them to continue their education after high school or secure a self-sustaining job.

A high school diploma is a critical milestone on the path to a post-secondary degree and/or a self-sustaining career.

As they continue their education or enter the workforce, young people need access to skills and training that enable them to secure and maintain gainful employment with a living wage.

In addition to covering basic expenses, families and individuals need financial stability to avoid debt, build savings and prepare for unanticipated expenses.

Older adults and persons with disabilities must be emotionally and physically healthy, financially secure and socially connected.

Check back in March for more staff insights related to Connected & Healthy Older Adults. Until then, learn more about this Step.