United Way — Live United
Achievements in our Goal Areas
Education - Success By Six
- The percentage of children in the Lane County Promise Neighborhoods at high-risk for reading failure decreased from 51% to 43%.
- Kids in Transition to School (KITS) received the 2011 Excellence in Curriculum Leadership Award from the Oregon Association of School Executives.
- The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, led by the Oregon Community Foundation, awarded Success By 6® a three year, $270,000 grant to coordinate parenting education across Lane County.
- Over 80 volunteers participated in door-to-door canvassing in the Promise Neighborhoods to recruit families to participate in the KITS Program.
- The Parent HelpLine expanded service to Multnomah County.
- Success By 6® was nominated to work with Dr. Shonkoff and the Harvard Center for the Developing Child/Frontiers of Innovation to develop new and innovative programs to effectively improve school readiness.
- Through book drives, over 1,000 books were collected and distributed at the Summer Reading Spots.
Income - Financial Stability Partnership
- Tax Aide reached roughly 6,000 people and brought in about $6.5 million to Lane County.
- Fifteen community conversations helped identify the common aspirations of our community.
- The Financial Institution Leadership Summit resulted in national recognition through the Harwood Public Innovators blog and United Way Worldwide.
- The Prosperity Center investment reached its one year anniversary of successfully helping modest wage individuals become more financially stable through coaching, mentoring and financial education.
- A partnership with Financial Planning Day provided an opportunity for individuals to receive free financial planning services from certified financial planners.
Health - 100% Access Coalition
- The 100% Access Coalition was awarded a grant from the State of Oregon, allowing the Coalition to develop Community Health Workers, as part of health care transformation in the state.
- 100% Access and the Medical Access Program (MAP) successfully completed a two-year grant from the State Department of Humans Services, which allowed for technological improvements to the Medical Access Program, and tracking the impact on uninsured clients.
- Compiled and analyzed two years of data from the Safety Net providers, which demonstrated that the community had more than met the United Way 2020 goal of connecting 15,000 un or underinsured individuals to basic health care.
- Established key workgroups and committees on MAP, access for the uninsured to mental health/chemical dependency services and dental access, re-engaging the broader Coalition in alignment with the priorities of 100% Access.
Community Volunteer Building
- 630 volunteers contributed 5,040 hours of community service valued at $105,000 for the Annual Day of Caring.
- 450 RSVP volunteers donated over 63,000 hours valued at $1.3 million in community service.
- Project Homeless Connect recruited and managed 805 volunteers who served 1,600 guests with help from 378 business and service providers.