United Way of Anchorage
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OUR MISSION: To advance the common good by making lasting, measurable changes in community conditions that improve lives.
Every Anchorage resident deserves opportunities for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.
That’s why United Way's work is focused on the basics: Education, Income and Health. By creating lasting change that prevents problems in the first place, we build a stronger community.
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Advancing the Common Good for More Than 50 Years
United Way of Anchorage is the leader in mobilizing the resources of individuals, companies, government and labor to achieve positive and lasting change in the lives of the people in our community.
We believe the key to creating lasting change - in people’s lives and in our community - is getting to the source of problems. It’s change that doesn’t come easily or by accident. It’s change that requires clear goals. Leads to true partnerships, with differences and special interests set aside so as to make real progress. Involves actions that are deliberate and data driven.
Our goal is to create positive and lasting change in people's lives and in our community – to produce tangible results that advance the common good.
We do this by taking a hard look at our community to really understand its strengths, its problems and the direction we're headed. Are our children doing well in school? Can our neighbors afford the basics? Are we healthy?
Then, together with the community, we set clear, shared goals. These goals – in Education, Income and Health – are what drive United Way's work and foster collaborative action and true partnerships. And together, we track our progress. This enables us to improve what we do and, in the end, improve more people's lives.
It takes everyone in the community – big businesses, small businesses, elected officials, nonprofits, academia, the faith community, the labor movement, the media, parents and neighbors working together to create a brighter future. We call it living united and we invite you to be a part of it.
Other United Way of Anchorage initiatives/programs we manage:
• When our youth succeed, our community succeeds. The goal is a 90% high school graduation rate by the year 2020. To find out what we are doing to help youth succeed, log on to www.90by2020.org
• Anchorage United for Youth partners work together for the common goal of giving Anchorage youth the tools they need to be successful. AUY is comprised of a diverse group of more than 40 partners. All committed to helping youth succeed: For more info log on to: www.auyhome.wikispaces.com
• Changing the way Alaskans find help. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in communities around Alaska. For more information, log on to: www.alaska211.org
Aid and Services to Victims of Crime
Aid and Services to the Low Income
Aid and Services to the Disabled
Health and Dental Care