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Our Mission

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will create positive change by collaborating with partners to educate and empower children and families in the Mahoning Valley.

Our Vision

United Way will be recognized for measurable impact, systemic change, changing lives, and be the top nonprofit of choice among donors.

Our Goals

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley developed a strategic plan for the next three years that will create lasting and sustainable change in our community.  These specific and bold goals will be crucial in developing the "building blocks for a good quality of life".

We are committed to achieving the following goals:
 

  • Education:  By 2020, increase the reading at grade level of Third Grade students in the United Way footprint by 50%.

    • Success After 6 School Goal:  By 2020, increase the reading at grade level of Third Grade students 1.5% each year.

  • Emergency Services:  Continue to invest in critical emergency services in the areas of disaster, housing, safety-related serivces and food access.

These goals will be ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths we will achieve them.

Read the full strategic plan.