Advancing the common good is what United Way does: Creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the building blocks of a good life-a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and lifelong health. We use the shorthand of “education, income and health” to communicate these broad issues.
The three focus areas are:
- Education: Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
- Income: Promoting Financial Stability and Independence Among Working Families
- Health: Improving People’s Health
Community Impact happens in two ways in Bucks County. We focus on creating lasting change in community conditions AND supporting programs for individuals and families through our member agencies. When we work to improve community conditions and support individuals simultaneously, we improve lives.
Imagine it like this: United Way of Bucks County may work with partners to build a “Born Learning” trail for kids. That creates lasting change in the community. We may also fund a program to provide parents of preschool children with education, support and encouragement to help them become their children’s first teachers. That improves the lives of individuals and families. When these things come together and all parents have the tools to support early learning, the whole community is better off.