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United Way

UWCCR’s mission is to build stronger, healthier and more compassionate communities. We are dedicated to improving the lives of families and children and bringing people together is what we do best. UWCCR partners with Labor through the Sacramento Central Labor Council (SCLC) and nonprofits in five counties. These counties include Sacramento, Amador, Yolo, Placer, and El Dorado. We partner with 160 nonprofits to impact our communities. In partnership with more than 300 companies, United Way raises more than $3 million each year for nonprofits through Workplace Giving Campaigns. UWCCR has an established track record of providing direct financial empowerment to local families through programs including Free Tax Prep, Kindergarten to College, Digital Equity, Direct Investment, and COVID-19 relief. We also partner with SMUD, City of Sacramento and City of Rancho Cordova to address the local digital divide that disproportionately affects people of color and low-income populations. Together, we are offering free internet, computer equipment and digital literacy training for households. We continue investing directly in families in under-resourced communities through our Direct Investment Program in Sacramento. Qualified families are receiving guaranteed monthly funds to start a business, go back to school, become homeowners and more. United Way’s Women United raises funds to help foster youth prepare to be self-sufficient once they leave the foster care system. Our local United Way’s foster youth program includes case management, life skills training and financial support through the Individual Development Account (IDA) program. The Kindergarten to College (K2C) Savings Program has aimed to make higher education more accessible by opening college seed accounts for kindergarteners at many of Sacramento’s schools. We believe in our commitment to communities with outreach and capacity building through our large network of non-profit organizations.
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