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United Way of Greater Los Angeles


United Way of Greater Los Angeles works to break the cycle of poverty and improve the quality of life for Angelenos through an intensive focus on education, housing, and financial stability.

Circumventing the Cycle of Poverty

United Way of Greater Los Angeles seeks to meet the needs of low-income families, veterans, students, and the homeless – some of the most vulnerable communities in Los Angeles. Through a combination of programming and advocacy, the organization constructs personalized pathways out of poverty and works to dismantle the systems that sustain such poverty. United Way’s work centers on reforming education, ending homelessness, and establishing financial stability as the key tenets to exiting poverty.  Education programming provides high school students with the support necessary to successfully graduate and pursue higher education. Large-scale events, such as United Way’s annual Los Angeles HomeWalk, have enabled immense progress in the fight to reduce homelessness across the city, while United Way partnerships connect low-income families and veterans with assistance programs and resources to achieve financial stability. Through this strategic web of resources, United Way of Greater Los Angeles seeks to create long-term, widespread change that addresses complex issues.

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United Way of Greater Los Angeles is focused on ending poverty and homelessness in L.A. County through education, housing, and financial stability. HomeWalk is United Way's biggest annual event and to date, has raised $7.6 million for the fight to end homelessness. Photo courtesy of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

United Way empowers students to advocate for their own education so that all students have the opportunity to graduate college-ready. Currently, half of L.A. County high school graduates aren't prepared with the grades or courses to get into college. Photo courtesy of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

More than 57,000 of our neighbors in L.A. County are currently homeless. Amiyoko was one of them but thanks to United Way and support from local homeless service providers, she was able to get into permanent housing and become an advocate for herself and other homeless individuals. Photo courtesy of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

United Way led the fight over the past 10 years to pass Prop HHH and Measure H - securing nearly $5 billion in funding for proven solutions to homelessness. That's enough to move 45,000 individuals off the streets over the next five years. Photo courtesy of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles is focused on ending poverty and homelessness in L.A. County through education, housing, and financial stability. HomeWalk is United Way's biggest annual event and to date, has raised $7.6 million for the fight to end homelessness. Photo courtesy of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

United Way empowers students to advocate for their own education so that all students have the opportunity to graduate college-ready. Currently, half of L.A. County high school graduates aren't prepared with the grades or courses to get into college. Photo courtesy of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

More than 57,000 of our neighbors in L.A. County are currently homeless. Amiyoko was one of them but thanks to United Way and support from local homeless service providers, she was able to get into permanent housing and become an advocate for herself and other homeless individuals. Photo courtesy of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

United Way led the fight over the past 10 years to pass Prop HHH and Measure H - securing nearly $5 billion in funding for proven solutions to homelessness. That's enough to move 45,000 individuals off the streets over the next five years. Photo courtesy of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.


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