why we


Advocacy is a critical part of our work at United Way of Howard County because it is one of the most effective tools we can use to promote our community’s needs. That’s why we work everyday to bring our partners, supporters, civic leaders, and community members together to speak with one voice on issues at the heart of our mission.

United Way makes sure children and youth can start school ready to succeed, become proficient readers at a young age, stay on track in middle school, earn their high school diploma and pursue a higher education

We all win when children succeed in school



United Way is building healthier communities by promoting healthy eating and physical activity, expanding access to quality health care and integrating health into early childhood development.

We all win when people are healthy

United Way empowers people to get on stable financial ground with proven methods like job training, financial wellness classes and more. The result is thriving communities where everyone has more opportunity to succeed.

We all win when people are financially stable


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