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.
Thats why United Ways work is focused on the basics: Education, Financial Stability and Health. By creating lasting change that prevents problems in the first place, we build a stronger community.
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Working together, inspiring hope and improving lives in Anchorage for more than 60 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 peoples lives and in our community - is getting to the source of problems. Its change that doesnt come easily or by accident. Its change that requires clear goals, leads to true partnerships, with differences and special interests set aside so as to make real progress, and involves actions that are deliberate and data driven.
We do this by taking a hard look at our community to really understand its strengths, its problems, and the direction were 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, Financial Stability and Health – are what drive United Ways 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, improves more peoples 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
- Working with the Municipality and the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness, United Way is part of the Anchorage Community Plan to End Homelessness, working to coordinate efforts that house people faster and get them the supports they need to rebuild their lives and become physically and financially stable.
- 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