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: our united way helps prepare youth for academic success with an emphasis on school readiness and early childhood education, meeting appropriate grade-level reading benchmarks, and successful transitions from middle school to high school. We believe that these comprehensive approaches to addressing pre-kindergarten through eighth grade student achievement will 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 provide support for emergency services such as food, shelter, disaster relief services, basic material needs and support for survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence. 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.