With a household of 8 living in one room, it was difficult for Ivane to find permanent housing.
Strengthening family engagement is a priority that aligns with our Child Well-Being mission to improve educational outcomes for children by addressing the factors beyond school that often get in the way of success, like early learning opportunities, supports outside of school, health and financial stability of all families.
You wouldn’t expect to see 125 bears in one day, but stranger things have happened. Four days a week, children in Clayton County head to different library branches across their community, and each Thursday they go to the library headquarters on Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro. The library is tucked away in a larger complex […]
At United Way of Greater Atlanta, we are focused on the well-being of children, families and communities across Greater Atlanta. When you are able to say that children are doing well in the community, it’s a great indicator that those communities — in turn — are doing well. Early childhood providers have played a critical […]
For individuals, families, and communities across Greater Atlanta, the impacts of COVID-19 have left us feeling stressed, anxious, and struggling to cope. When we think about the impacts COVID-19 on children and adolescents across our region, we are also grappling with the increased vulnerability this pandemic has placed on the mental well-being of our youngest […]
Today, Wells Fargo announced a $20 million donation to help Atlanta small business owners own more of their businesses’ assets, including property and equipment, and to enable physical upgrades to their facilities. The United Way of Greater Atlanta, in collaboration with Invest Atlanta, will distribute the funding as a mix of grants and loans in […]
Atlanta has a strong and diverse business sector, many post-secondary educational institutions, first-rate nonprofits, and a civil rights legacy that has grown into a movement — all of which have elevated our status to one of national recognition of activism and change. And yet, structural inequities born of racism create conditions that all too often […]
Markesha moved to Atlanta, escaping a Florida neighborhood that had become violent and unsafe for her two children. But finding an apartment became a challenge — and it wasn’t because of a previous eviction or lack of income, but for something else beyond her control. The single mom took refuge in a motel. “I had […]
A grandmother pulls her SUV into the parking lot of the Clayton County Library Headquarters on a sunny, spring morning, and the boy in the backseat can barely contain his excitement — he jumps around in his car seat and tries to peer out between the woman’s headrest and cracked window. For months, the boy’s […]
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 need, […]