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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Federated Giving Programs, Philanthropy

Mission: Building a Better Community.

Target demographics: our community become healthier, better educated, and financially stable.

Geographic areas served: Tucson and Southern Arizona

Programs: In 2013-2014 We: -Preparing income tax returns for families with 457 volunteers in 10 Arizona counties. -Brought in 21.7 million in tax refunds to help family finances -Helped 5,635 families become more financially stable and meet their basic needs. -Engaged 10,913 youth in quality after-school programs -Developed new skills of 3,314 youth to better prepare for college -Increased nutrition awareness and physical activity for 1,892 children and youth -Enabled 8,273 vulnerable seniors to remain at home with supportive services -Mobilized four communities to engage more than 3,360 seniors to solve local community problems and affect policy and program changes -Promoted learning for 9,986 children in child care settings striving to improve quality and increase school readiness -Gave 76,704 books to 43,450 families to promote early literacy skills -Guided 4,924 high risk families in the community to increase positive parenting skills and prevent child abuse

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

United Way here in Tucson have continued to display excellent leadership as the backbone organization for the First Focus on Kids collaboration. Their work has supported the many partners to positively impact families and children throughout Pima County.

Keep up the great work and we appreciate the transparency and community focus of your immense efforts.

Best wishes,

S.Y.

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unitedwaytucson 09/29/2014

Thanks for the kind words! We will keep pushing forward with the help of supporters like you!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona has been a tremendous partner in our work to improve the lives of young children here in southern Arizona as we work together to ensure that more and more children arrive in kindergarten ready to read and succeed. The UWTSA's work in early childhood has been integral to helping to create a coordinated system dedicated and driven to achieve real success for children, families, and early childhood educators.

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unitedwaytucson 09/29/2014

Thank You, Make Way For Books! You are a great community partner!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona plays an essential role in our community and brings together the early childhood community as we work together to prepare children to succeed in school and life. UWTSA staff members are easy to work with and understand the issues real people face in work, school and life. Thank you UWTSA for all you do.

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unitedwaytucson 09/24/2014

Thank you for the kind words Bill! :)

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona creates important spaces where human services stakeholders come to the table and work together to better the community.
Through their efforts, various organizations that might have perceived each other as competitors, instead find common ground to share in work that results in great outcomes for children and families in So AZ.

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unitedwaytucson 09/24/2014

Thank You! Glad to have someone like you involved.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Through the good work of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, in particular the Green Valley Satellite office, I was able to get certified to be a family childcare provider and started my own business. They connected me to tools and information that empowered me to be a success. Additionally, they are a friendly local resource and they even helped me to become a citizen and attended my swearing in ceremony to be a U.S. Citizen and helped me to get registered to vote. They also helped me get my taxes done at no cost at the local library this tax season. I am grateful for the work of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.