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About United Way

Our Mission United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. Our Goals In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018: Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half. Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence. Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors. These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.

History of United Way In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi recognized the need for cooperative action to address their city's welfare problems. Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J.O'Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put...
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2017-2018 Annual Report
Diversity & Inclusion Value Statement We believe diversity goes beyond visible differences and affirms the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it...
The United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton is a volunteer-driven organization that supports local agencies that provide health, education and financial stability services that profoundly affect the lives of those who live and work in the communities we serve.  
Our staff is comprised of two part-time individuals.  Our executive director and administrative assitant perform all the duties and tasks required to run this organization. 
There are 18 members of the Board of Directors and they either work or live in the Tri-community of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton and serve 3 year terms. Being a member of the board is entirely a volunteer position.  Each represent different areas of business, whether banking, industry, non-...