03/08/2016 | Posted In Education Health Housing Income News & Events The Need in OUR Community
OC FACE 2024 Report Event 2016

Creating Bold Social Change Takes a Community United

Orange County’s FACE 2024 Report, a Community Snapshot T-Minus 9 Years In 2014, United Way moved from business as usual to a major evolution. We shifted as an organization primarily focused on funding programs to mobilizing the community to help change critical conditions facing our county. After an 18-month engagement process with the community, a … Read More

02/09/2016 | Posted In Income The Need in OUR Community
Free Tax Prep

Free Tax Prep Gives a Boost to OC Residents

Once again, we are pleased to help lead the charge with OC Free Tax Prep campaign in partnership with the IRS and more than 30 local organizations. Together we engage and train over 300 volunteers who offer free tax preparation services countywide to hard-working, qualified individuals and families with a household income of $60,000 or less. The … Read More

01/11/2016 | Posted In News & Events
New Year New You

New Year, New You

Making resolutions to better one’s self often go hand in hand with the start of a new year. I will spend more quality time with family and friends I will earn a promotion and raise at my job I will donate my time and money to those in need I will further my education by … Read More

12/18/2015 | Posted In Education
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Support Early Literacy with just $15: #BOOKS4OCKIDS

The season of giving is upon us. We give to our spouses. Our children. Our pets. Our parents. Our siblings. Our friends. Our coworkers. Our neighbors. We give to those that serve us and our families in some capacity. Our teachers. Our gardeners. Our mail carriers. We’ve checked all the boxes and have given gifts … Read More

10/08/2015 | Posted In News & Events
Emerging Leaders United in Orange County

Emerging Leaders United Mentorship Program Kicks Off

In August, Orange County United Way launched a mentorship program through Emerging Leaders United, the next generation of professionals in our community.  Through volunteer projects, leadership advancement, special networking events and the new mentorship program, the group aims to foster connections, personal growth, and to inspire a culture of caring.  By pairing our Tocqueville Society … Read More

07/30/2015 | Posted In Health The Need in OUR Community
Cooking Up Change Students

United Way Zeroes in on Childhood Obesity

“Cooking up Change” Partner Program Demonstrates how Local Students are Redefining School Lunches   Last week, United Way partner, Kid Healthy, came out to our monthly Emerging Leaders United Council Meeting sponsored by Ernst and Young, to share more about “Cooking up Change,” a program that engages local culinary students to cook healthy food options … Read More