United Way volunteers and investors support programs that help more than 45,000 North Texans on the path to financial stability.
If regional trends continue, nearly 1 million North Texans will live in poverty by 2020 – outstripping the capacity of the community’s existing infrastructure to help. 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. The United Way Community Financial Stability Initiative helps the community achieve its ten-year goal of helping 250,000 more people out of poverty permanently.
To help people on the road to financial stability, United Way focuses on these key strategies:
- Job skills training. United Way supported programs equipped more than 4,000 people in low-income neighborhoods with the skills to earn and keep better jobs. And new programs that bring together a network of funders, industry partners and community organizations will help even more people build the skills they need to succeed.
- Increasing access to jobs. Last year, programs that received United Way grants helped nearly 13,000 people find good jobs.
- Financial education. United Way volunteers and service providers taught more than 28,000 hardworking people how to keep more of the money they earn. Click here to learn more about how to be a volunteer or receive free tax help. »