CREATING PATHWAYS OUT OF
POVERTY IN L.A. COUNTY
To break the cycle of poverty, United Way of Greater Los Angeles focuses on education, housing and financial stability, the building blocks for a better life and a stronger community.
Over 15,000 students drop out of high school every year, and more than 53% of students graduate without the courses to get into a four-year university.
Nearly 47,000 men, women, children, and veterans in L.A. County are suffering on our streets.
18% of residents in L.A. County live in poverty. 300,000 families struggle to survive off an income of $24,600 for a family of four.
How we invest your contribution.
United Way funds targeted local organizations and programs that provide immediate help while also investing in creating systems change and policy improvements that permanently break the cycle of poverty.
9% increase in kids graduating meeting UC/CSU admission requirements between 2011 and 2016
60% reduction in veteran homelessness and over 36,000 people moved into permanent housing
2,000 low-income families have strengthened their financial stability, and over 10,500 households received assistance with basic household necessities
*Results based off of UWGLA’s 2016 Impact SummaryView More »
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Leadership donors are a group made up of thousands of passionate individuals who are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty. As a leadership donor, you will be invited to exclusive networking events, engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities and participate in advocacy sessions.
Be a part of the movement to help create pathways out of poverty in Los Angeles County for our most vulnerable neighbors, including veterans, students and the homeless. By joining, you will stay in the loop on results and activities within your local communities. You are making a difference.
No one individual, organization or company can solve our community’s most pressing issues alone. Everyone plays a role in advancing bold and ambitious goals. But, everyone also benefits when we succeed in moving a homeless neighbor off the street, help a student graduate, or match families and veterans to resources needed to thrive.