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Brighter Future

Imagine a world where more communities prosper. To get us a step closer, our Brighter Future investment priority focuses on improving conditions in South DeKalb, South Fulton and Clayton County neighborhoods with low child well-being. Creating equitable growth in the most challenged communities means everyone—regardless of race or zip code—can thrive.

What We're Up Against

In Clayton County, 32% of students—compared to 15% in our region—are forced to move during the school year, disrupting their learning process.
In South Fulton, only 17% of third graders are strong readers. This is 20 points lower than the state average.
In South Dekalb, more than 50% of families wouldn’t be able to cover a $400 emergency.
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Here's What We're Doing

Strengthen Resident Leadership and Engagement

Increase leadership development opportunities for individuals, civic groups and community coalitions.

Community-Driven Innovation

Engage residents and local leaders in the innovation and redesign process of a neighborhood in order to implement best practices in education, income, education, health and housing.

Community Organizing and Civic Engagement

Strengthen skills of individuals and groups to participate in civic action, build broader coalitions, and advocate for improvements in their communities, amplifying the voices of residents.

Stories That Drive Change

Financial Literacy Workshop Leader
Frontline Housing is a nonprofit located in Clayton County and the South Fulton area. We provide financial assistance for families experiencing homelessness living in motels. After ho…
Garden Guru
Do you enjoy working with kids, getting your hands dirty and making things grow? If so, the Garden Guru is the opportunity for you! Garden Gurus assist with the upkeep of our Educatio…
Foundation Relations at United Way
United Way of Greater Atlanta is focused on strategic relationships in our community.  The Foundation Relations team focuses on nurturing, building, and strengthening strategic relati…
Prioritizing the mental well-being of our children
For individuals, families, and communities across metro Atlanta, the impacts of COVID-19 have left us feeling stressed, anxious, and struggling to cope. When we think about the impact…

Other Ways We Are Investing

Racial Equity & Healing

Communities thrive only when every child, regardless of race, identity or circumstances, has equitable opportunities. To achieve this, we must invest in solutions that address the root causes of racial inequity.

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Child Well-Being Mission Fund

Close to half a million children in Greater Atlanta live in communities with low or very low child well-being. United Way of Greater Atlanta is focused on ensuring every child has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential so that communities can say, “all the children are well.”

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Economic Stability

Help families build a stable financial foundation through job training, financial education and healthcare access.

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College & Career Ready

Create a path for young adults that takes them from high school to college or even high-growth careers.

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Strong Learners

Learning to read means reading to learn. Set all children up for success by teaching them to read by 3rd grade.

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