Our New
Way Forward

A movement with a mission

Any one person has the potential to make a difference. But at United Way, we believe real, transformative change only happens when we work together. Because together, we have the opportunity to build a movement-one that brings the right people, resources and solutions together to solve our region’s most entrenched inequities, create economic prosperity across races and ethnicities and uplift those who have been historically marginalized.

Our Approach: Uniting the Doers

ADVANCE


systemic change through multi-faceted grantmaking

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ADVOCATE


for changes in policy and practices

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LEAD


thought leadership and research

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DELIVER


tangible outcomes in 5 interrelated impact areas

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DRIVE


population-level change by investing in 12 communities

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IN THE PURSUIT OF PROSPERITY


We believe economic justice fuels opportunity. Our work focuses on creating systemic change in five key impact areas that are all essential to unlocking avenues of prosperity and uplifting everyone across all races and ethnicities.

Our Impact

Economic Inclusion & Wealth Building

Advancing economic prosperity across all races and ethnicities.


EARLY EDUCATION & OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME

Giving young learners and their families more opportunities to thrive.


PATHWAYS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Opening pathways to success for disconnected youth and young adults.


SAFE & STABLE HOUSING

Creating opportunities for individuals and families to find a stable home.


COMMUNITY-CENTERED CRISIS RESPONSE

Bettering our response in times of tragedy.


IMPACT THAT MATTERS

families or individuals in crisis who avoided homelessness last year

dollars is the average increase in emergency savings for families receiving financial coaching

children enrolled in early education and care or receiving support services

youth supported in out-of- school time and college and career pathway programs

dollars in crisis response funds raised for Massachusetts Migrant Families Relief Fund

CHANGE THAT'S CLOSE TO HOME

To create the most impact, we are focusing our efforts in the cities with the highest number of households excluded from financial well being. From a child in Dorchester learning to read or a family in Lowell saving enough to buy their first home, we are creating an economically just region by focusing our efforts in the communities with the greatest need.

SEE WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

News
May 21 2024

UWMB Announces ‘Because You Said So’ Campaign

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Blog
May 9 2024

Thinking Big: Commonwealth Beacon features Guaranteed Income Forum Hoste…

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Blog
May 9 2024

SafetyNet Shelter Program Partner Calls on Others with Vacant Space to “…

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CHANGE TAKES ACTION


Together, we can become a powerful engine of doers that have the power, perseverance and passion to build a more equitable future for our communities. Join the movement by getting involved today.

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