Education, Income & Health

Everyone deserves opportunities to achieve a good quality of life: a high-quality education that leads to a stable job, family-sustaining income through all of life’s stages, good health and a safe home.

That’s why United Way works to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: Education, Income and Health.

 Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time, and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected. And together, we can change the things we see around us and make Greater Milwaukee a healthier, stronger community.

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Season of Caring
Sept 3 - Dec 11
Join thousands of volunteers community-wide

2014 Community Celebration
December 11


Sept 15
Grass Roots Campaign brings back Strong Babies
The Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families Collaborative, in partnership with Serve Marketing, have launched a grassroots campaign designed to engage the community in the crucial conversation around the importance of changing the conditions that can lead to stronger babies. Read more.

July 29
United Way announces winners of Steve A. Roell Agency Partner Awards
City Year, Inc., Meta House and Impact, Inc. are the recipients of the Stephen A. Roell Agency Awards.  The three agencies receive $25,000 each to extend work in Education, Income and Health. Read more and view photos.

July 8
United Way mobilizes 550 College Interns for special day of volunteering.
Over 550 college interns from 17 Milwaukee area companies spread out at 25 agency program partners across Southeastern Wisconsin as part of United Way of Greater Milwaukee’s Intern Day of Action. View video or coverage on Channel 58.

June 23
The latest Milwaukee Succeeds Milestone Report shows 8 of the 11 educational measures tracked are moving in a positive direction. United Way is leading Goal 1 which ensures all children are ready to enter school. View report

June 17
Milwaukee is doing something about the “Summer Slide”
A new collaboration has launched to provide more books to children and encourage new ideas in summer reading. Get involved

June 1
United Way of Greater Milwaukee has received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for the fifth year in a row – a distinction held by only 4% of charities rated by the nation’s leading independent charity evaluator. Read more.



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