Moving People from Poverty to Possibility
Why focus on reducing poverty? 40% of households in St. Joseph County are struggling to meet basic needs - many could be your family, friends and neighbors.
How will United Way combat poverty in St. Joseph County?
By focusing our work in these 3 areas of impact:
- Early Learning - Ages 0-12
Ensure that children are surpassing key readiness and early grade reaching benchmarks.
- Youth Success - Ages 13 - 18
Ensure that children are graduating from high school with the skills necessary to pursue post-secondary education or advanced training.
- Stable Families - Ages 18+
Ensure adults achieve long-term financial stability by developing the skills and opportunities to obtain and sustain employment.
For more information on these 3 goals visit, Poverty to Possibility.
2016 - 2017 Campaign
Each fall, a renewed commitment to our community and the efforts to support the work necessary to reduce poverty in St. Joseph County begins on campus with the annual appeal.This year, the university's fundraising campaign will be launched at the Fall Town Hall meeting with information being campus mailed the week of October 10. The campaign will conclude on November 23, 2016. If you are still interested in making a donation and it past this time, please contact Jessica Brookshire or send a paper pledge card to 405 Main Building. Additional information can be found on the 'How to Give' page.
Thank you for supporting the Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger campaign
This September, campus was invited to participate in the Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger campaign. Thank you to all who participated by bringing in non-perishables and toiletries as well as the many financial gifts that went to support People Gotta Eat, a group of 12 pantries in St. Joseph County and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
All gifts make a tremendous impact
By donating to the community through United Way, you will help address the epidemic of poverty. Your gift will be combined with the gifts of your friends and neighbors and will work to: