Our Work

Creating Pathways Out of Poverty

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to permanently break the cycle of poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors: families, students, veterans and the homeless.

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Be A United Way Community Hero and Create Pathways Out of Poverty for Every Man, Woman and Child in Los Angeles County!

United Way’s Creating Pathways Out of Poverty plan combats poverty at its roots- lack of education, homelessness and financial instability and focuses on long-term solutions. We do this by working side-by-side with public, private and non-profit sectors to tackle the root causes of poverty in a holistic and sustainable manner. We build on programs and strategies with a proven success rate affecting a greater number of our neighbors and communities. And we use advocacy and public policy to change the ineffective systems that sustain the cycle of poverty.

Due to your investment of money, time and your voice we are already making progress in reaching our goals to end homelessness, increase graduation rates and improve financial stability for all in L.A. County.

Our 10-Year Plan to Create Pathways Out of Poverty