United Way volunteers are a ‘community’s greatest asset’

  United Way of Greater Atlanta is known by its tagline: “Give, Advocate, Volunteer,” and during the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has also seen this as its rallying cry. How do we help those most affected by this economic and health crisis? We united to do more for a community in a time of great […]

211 agents offer help, empathy in time of great need

Melissa says she didn’t know 211 even existed before taking a job as a Community Connection Specialist just over three years ago. “I went to Georgia State University, and I had heard of United Way [of Greater Atlanta] in the years prior, but I had no idea that 211 was a thing and I never […]

211 agent uses personal experience to encourage callers daily

This story was published on Feb. 7, 2021, and it has been updated as of March 30, 2021   LaKeta’s phone rings, and she puts on her headset and adjusts her microphone before clicking on the screen of her monitor to answer. The woman on the other end tells LaKeta, a United Way of Greater […]

Financial stability impacts the health of a community

Laura Salvatore Adams is passionate about public health work. But, more recently, she’s seen how the importance a community places on the health of its citizens can impact a family’s ability to grow its wealth. Adams is one of many United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Young Professional Leaders who volunteered in the LINC and YPL […]

United, we can help families reach economic stability

The story was published originally in January 2021 and has been updated as of March 30, 2021.   Together, can help families today, tomorrow and in the future achieve economic stability. This is an important component of improving child well-being because children thrive when their families thrive. United Way has supported families and provided financial […]

‘This is enough to get me the boost I needed’

This story was published originally on Dec. 2, 2020 and has been updated as of March 30, 2021.   Jackson Hayes moved to Atlanta from Charlotte, North Carolina to “get out of his comfort zone,” and pursue his interests in entertainment. “I’m single and live by myself — of course I’ve got some friends and stuff, […]

Ser Familia pivots to provide emergency assistance during pandemic

Belisa Urbina knew the well-being of her staff was her most important priority, but she had an important decision to make—she and her husband, Miguel, both. The two founded the nonprofit Ser Familia in 2001 after moving from Puerto Rico to Georgia in 1999. In the nearly two decades since its inception, Ser Familia has […]

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