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Our Focus Areas

How We Empower Our 8 Promise Communities

Early Education Success

Children who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school as those who do. Learn More

College and Career Readiness

UWDE College and Career Readiness

Research shows that youth ages 12 to 15 are vulnerable to a range of health and learning risks. Learn More

Financial Stability

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. Learn More

Our Work

Real Stories From The Communities We Empower

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Volunteer with United Way of Delaware

Become a United Way Reading Angel today! Take one hour of your time to read to a Delaware early education student! Just 60 minutes can make an immediate difference in your community..LEARN MORE

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Who We Help

Compelling Testimonials From Our Community

“I was struggling to find direction. I knew I had the smarts to make it through school but I needed help with issues that face a lot of teenagers in Delaware today. Thanks to United Way of Delaware’s Life Map, I found my direction”

“I volunteered through the Pride Council, and really make a difference in the lives of kids who are struggling with their gender identity. I think it’s important that all people especially younger students get to be who they are”

“As a 3rd grade teacher, I can’t express how important literacy is. United Way of Delaware’s My Very Own Library provided ALL of the students in my school with ten books a piece, to build libraries at their home. The results were staggering”

Stand By Me, helped me make a financial plan and I was able to save my home from foreclosure. After a few meetings with my financial coach, I was already saving money each week and budgeting better. “

Women In Action and  Women United community impact projects are very hands on. Just being there for the students gives them the confidence that I never had.”

Delaware 211 gave us resources to help keep the lights on when times got tough for my family. They put me in touch with a community center that was able to help, until I recently found employment again.”

“After I graduated from college, I found it hard to make real connections with professionals in my field of study. Young United Professionals put me in touch with other young people like myself.”

Do More 24 Delaware Participants

“Our organization raised much needed funds in 24 hours during  Do More 24 Delaware. Being a small organization, United Way of Delaware really gave us the tools to take fundraising into our own hands.”

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The Faces Of Our Community

Together, We Are Stronger United


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