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United Way Of El Paso County

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Causes: Federated Giving Programs, Philanthropy

Mission: To improve the lives of el paso families through the caring power of our community.

Programs: Community impactunited way of el paso county positively impacts the community by allocating funds and advocating for change to support strategies in three areas of focus. The goals for these focus areas are: 1) every child being ready for school and reduce the high school dropout rate; 2) families will live stable and healthy lifestyles; and 3) families and individuals will increase family assets by educating about money and management, increasing home ownership, and improving employability. We accomplish this through:1) assessing the needs in the community2) reviewing funding applications submited under identified areas of need by trained volunteers3) allocating funds to approved program/services4) monitoring of program outcomes and program budgets5) advocating for targeted public policiesthrough the course of the evolving community impact process, the united way of el paso county assembled a diverse team made up of board members, agency directors, community experts and concerned citizens to help review and recommend changes to the current community impact fund distribution process. The committee reviewed "best practices" from local united ways around the country and then discussed a revised process to include: agency eligibility, application process, volunteer and staff involvement, funding cycle, use of common outcomes, and site visits/presentation.

parent as teachers this year, uwepc joined forces with several local agencies to empower and educate parents of children ages birth to kindergarten through the parents as teachers program (pat). Facilitated through funding from the project healthy outcomes through prevention and early support (hopes) and corporation for national community service (cncs) through onestar foundation, pat offers enrolled families an americorps parent educator or hopes parent educator who provides support for the parent and child. This evidence-based home visitation program believes all parents are their child's first educator and works to increase their knowledge of early childhood development and parenting. Pat tracks the child's milestones by age and assesses the family's well-being to develop its strengths.

designationsdonors to the united way of el paso county may designate all or part of their contributions to specific non-profit agencies. For 990 reporting purposes, these designations to specific agencies are reported in revenue as well as program expense. United way of el paso county does not provide fiscal or program oversight for funds designated to a specific agency. The uwepc honors these designations made to the agencies. Organizations receiving donor designated contributions undergo screening to verify compliance with provisions of the patriot act and current status as a 501(c)3 organization.

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