Education & Jobs

Education and job training are essential for people to reach their full potential, leading to a living wage and a stronger economy. From cradle to career, we work to ensure that all people meet academic and developmental milestones that lead to success in college, career and life.

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Our Approach

To help children succeed, we focus on innovative solutions proven to achieve results at crucial stages in a child’s development. For teens and adults, we create opportunities by expanding career pathways that support college and career readiness, and job training.


  • Cassidy and her Daughter

    Early Education

    Investing $45 million in more than 80 of the top quality education programs over three years to help children thrive.
  • Gloria of Career Academies

    College & Career Readiness

    Reimagining education for high school students by improving graduation rates and preparing the next generation to assume key roles in our workforce.
  • Roxana Linares - Culturally Specific Organization

    Leadership Development

    We are building connections with harder-to-reach communities by working with community leaders in culturally relevant and responsive ways.

Career Academies

Improving education in our region is part of United Way's core work. By leading the establishment of Career Academies, United Way is driving lasting change to end the opportunity gap, especially for high school students of color.

Childcare Accreditation Program

United Way is committed to closing the literacy and education gap for all children in our community. Thanks to donors and program partners, United Way's Childcare Accreditation Program (CAP) accredited 288 programs, a 91 percent success rate that is among the highest in the nation.


See how we're doing.

United Way helped touch the lives of more than 1 million people across the 9-county region last year. Check out our progress in the annual Community Impact Report.


Help us create change.

We've seen incredible things happen when a community comes together, and we can't do it without you.