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United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County

Building stronger communities by providing people with opportunities to improve their lives.
Driven to Foster An Increase in Community Literacy

Driven to Foster An Increase in Community Literacy

The United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County is united for impact across the spectrum of community literacy. Our focus around fostering K-Career achievement drives the United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County to reach across our community to ensure that local citizens live an empowered life. Our Community Literacy Initiative A United Way strategy … Continued

Addressing Obstacles to Financial Success

Addressing Obstacles to Financial Success

To address the obstacles preventing hard-working families from getting ahead financially, we launched the Financial Stability Partnership, promoting strategies to help families meet their basic needs while gaining opportunities to improve their lives. Over 30 partners are engaged to help…

The Time for Action is Now!

The Time for Action is Now!

Advocate The Time for Action is Now! Improving education, income, and health requires changes in public policy. LIVE UNITED is not about Democrat vs. Republican; it’s about understanding our nation’s crises and coming together to solve them. EDUCATION – Research…

Be a Difference Maker and Live United

Be a Difference Maker and Live United

  Be a Difference Maker and Live United United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County is part of a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families…

How 3 United Ways Have Incorporated Reading Plus

How 3 United Ways Have Incorporated Reading Plus

Learn about how 3 United Ways, including the United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County, have incorporated Reading Plus into their community literacy initiatives by viewing the presentation from the United Way Staff Leaders Conference earlier this year. To view…

Caring Volunteers Lending a Helping Hand

Caring Volunteers Lending a Helping Hand

Change won’t happen without you. Research proves that caring volunteers working with students of all ages, have the power to help kids boost academic achievement and put young people on track for a bright future.  That’s why United Way launched this historic new effort to recruit one million new volunteer readers, tutors and mentors.  Learn … Continued

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Envisioning a Brighter Future

Education

By 2020, we will increase the number of students reading at appropriate grade levels by 50% in every grade in order to reach the community goal of improving on-time high school graduation rates by 50%. Learn more.

Financial Stability

By 2020, we will increase the number of low and moderate income families who are financially stable by providing asset development tools thru a partner network. Learn more.

Health

By 2020, we will increase the number of county residents who receive prescription care, and access to needed goods and supplies through product philanthropy. Learn more.

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