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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.

We all have a stake in what befalls our fellow man. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a job that will help them provide for their family, or when more people are able to access quality, affordable health care. The solutions we create for communities around the world...
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-...