In one year, Earn It! Keep It! Save It! volunteers helped thousands of North Texas families save nearly $11 million.
To break the cycle of poverty in North Texas, we have to help people help themselves. By enabling people who currently have low incomes to take charge of their lives and their finances, we help them make a better life for their families. By 2020, we can help 250,000 more people leave poverty permanently.
To help people on the road to financial stability, United Way focuses on these United 2020 key strategies:
- Increasing access to jobs. Last year, programs that received United Way grants helped 14,400 people find good jobs.
- Job skills training. United Way–supported programs equipped 3,900 people in low-income neighborhoods with the skills to earn and keep better jobs.
- Financial education. For example, Earn It! Keep It! Save It! volunteers and service providers taught more than 7,500 hardworking people how to keep more of the money they earn.