Mission: United way of central and northeastern connecticut mobilizes people and organizations to give, advocate and volunteer to help children succeed, ensure families are healthy and financially secure, and provide access to basic needs.
Programs: Donor designations:through the uwcnct community campaign, donors can direct their gifts to any qualified organization in the united states over which uwcnct exercises/retains no discretion as to use due to donor instruction. In order to qualify, an organization must meet the following three criteria: (1) fully tax exempt, (2) donations are 100% tax deductible, (3) in full compliance with federal patriot act law.
education - children graduate from high school college and career ready:there are five basic elements to children and youth succeeding: school readiness, early grade reading, middle school success, on-time high school graduation, and completion of college or advanced training. Our united way is focusing on the first three elements with an emphasis on early childhood education, third-grade reading proficiency, and comprehensive approaches to pre-kindergarten through eighth grade student achievement. We believe that these provide a solid foundation leading to students completing high school on time and with the skills needed to be successful in college and beyond.
basic needs - individuals and families have basic supports:economic conditions challenge all of us, some more than others. In the short term, we need to stabilize families by finding ways for them to have such basics as food and shelter. In the long term, our community will only prosper and grow if all children and youth succeed and if all families are financially capable and independent.