Mission: United Way of Snohomish County is leading community change to improve people's lives in Snohomish County by focusing on the building blocks for a better life: successful kids, financially stable families and healthy communities. Founded in Everett, WA in 1940, our local United Way leads the community by bringing every sector together as a caring force to create change by giving, advocating and volunteering.
Results: Over 3,000 children prepared to start school ready to succeed, 1000 adults trained to help youth; $7 million in tax refunds through free tax preparation for low-income working families, and millions each year in grants to organizations serving all aspects of health and human service needs in North Puget Sound.
Target demographics: Infant, toddlers and preschoolers for school readiness; middle school youth and at-risk teens; low-income families; seniors and those with disabilities; recent immigrants.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300,000 plus.
Programs: Education - early learning and middle school achievement
Financial Stability - free tax preparation; financial education; matched savings accounts; connecting people to benefits and savings
Community Engagement - volunteer matching and training, providing connections to community resources
My name is Ciric, and I’m the mother of 2 children of 5 and 8.This year we decided to start with education at home, it has been a challenging experience but rewarding at the same time. Here in Chile, there are no educational materials for use at home, so one must create material for each child. It is difficult, if you do not have professional guidance. I got myself educational plans and started looking on the internet to help my children and found Ciric. Ciric has been of great help with my children for school because there is a structure to lesson plans and class material is available to them.