Building well-being is a team project involving families and community members as equal partners.
United Way is how the community comes together to tackle Dane County’s toughest issues in the areas of Education, Income and Health – the building blocks of well-being.
Poverty can affect children’s development, academic success, overall health, and lifetime earning potential. Approximately 64,000 Dane County residents live in poverty and 15,000 of them are children. United Way of Dane County currently reaches just one third of these individuals, and we know that we can do more together.
Together with our partners, United Way of Dane County has been able to achieve results on family stability and mobility from poverty using evidence-informed strategies, data-based decision making, and community engagement through the Agenda for Change.
Below are a few of our Signature Initiatives and results in each area of the Agenda for Change.