Poverty is a serious and significant problem in our community. It affects all of us, and it will take all of us working together to reduce it. We’re leading the fight against poverty by creating more opportunities for people to succeed. When more people succeed, our community gets stronger; and that helps all of us.Learn About Our Work
Shannon and her three children were living in a broken down apartment. Today their new home on the South Side is a gathering spot for neighborhood children. Hundreds of people, working together, created real change in Shannon’s life and, as a result, our community became stronger.Watch Shannon's story
Wendy, Derrick and Anika have joined the fight against poverty by partnering with United Way of Central Ohio. We’re tackling root causes and providing effective pathways out of poverty by bringing together volunteers, donors, organizations, businesses, community leaders and YOU, because we need your help. Especially now.Learn Where Your Gift Goes
These are the 4 building blocks of a better life and critical elements in creating pathways out of poverty. People need a good education, help through tough times, regular health care, and safe and decent housing. In a crisis, people usually need support in a number of areas—not just one.Watch Mary's story
We take a strategic approach to provide a clear pathway out of poverty by directing investments to four critical areas: Education, Income, Health and Home. These are the four building blocks for a better life.
With your help, we are working hard to improve lives and strengthen our community by providing more opportunities for people to succeed. We call it advancing the common good.
We leverage the community's resources to support initiatives that respond to our community’s most pressing problems in the areas of Education, Income, Health and Home.
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Watch the 2014 Champion of Children Signature Event with author Paul Tough and host Fred Andrle.
Nominate a family to live in an apartment rent free for one year. Give them the opportunity to press ‘reset’ and get back on their feet.