Economic Opportunity

Greater Twin Cities United Way's Vision:

All adults have the opportunity to participate in the workforce and advance toward prosperity and wealth building.


Our Policy and Advocacy Agenda

Issues We Lead:

  • Explore policies to remove systemic and programmatic barriers that prohibit families from low-wealth households from gaining economic independence, commonly known as the “benefits cliff.”

Issues We Support:

  • Expand access to employment for individuals with justice system involvement.
  • Increase flexibility in public funding to support employment services and career pathways.

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