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What We Do

 

 

We Live United for universal success and prosperity in Olmsted County

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OUR APPROACH STARTS WITH COMMUNITY

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Through summits, town halls and research, we identify the root causes of some of our community's most complex challenges.

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WE IDENTIFY BROKEN SYSTEMS

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We look at the institutions providing public services and work to make them better.

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OUR PARTNERS DRIVE CHANGE

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We pool the resources of our public, private and nonprofit partners to multiply our impact through givingadvocating and volunteering.

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WE INVEST IN KEY FOCUS AREAS

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We focus donor contributions on strategies in EducationFinancial Stability and Health that change individual lives and benefit the entire community so everyone has the same opportunities to succeed.

 

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IMPACT STORIES

When we unite behind a common cause, with a common vision, lives are improved and our community is strengthened.

 
Hope for us, single-parents
 
Lance is a single-father of 4 that just wanted what was best for his kids, but wasn’t sure where to start. With no job or money to his name, he sought answers. With help from United Way and programs like Head Start, Lance was able to get his kids prepared for school and he was able to return to the workforce. He is now an entrepreneur and exploring the idea of starting his own non-profit for other single-fathers.

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help, when you need it most
 
Just like Madi and Danielle, many families across Olmsted County struggle financially and feel isolated because of it. With help from United Way of Olmsted County and partners like the Civic League Day Nursery, her daughter Madi received valuable early childhood education that has prepared her for Elementary school.
 

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PREPARING for THE FUTURE
 
Rosetta is a single mother of 5 who moved to
Rochester to find a safer place for her family.
Struggling to find stability, Rosetta called Family Promise. They were able to help her obtain temporary housing, as well as Head Start services. She has overcome many barriers by participating in life skills, parenting training, and expanding her financial literacy. With support made possible by United Way, Rosetta
is on the path to homeownership.
 
 

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