SETTING THE TABLE FOR A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
At the United Way—Thomas Jefferson Area, we believe that when people from all backgrounds come together, the result is a stronger, more vibrant community. How do we do this? The three pillars that inform our mission—Community Philanthropy, Catalytic Leadership, and Dynamic Grantmaking—combined with our three areas of focus—Early Education & School Readiness, Making Work Pay & Self-Sufficiency, and Strategic Health Partnerships & Community Health—create our Community Table where everyone is welcome.
OUR FOCUS INTO ACTION
EARLY EDUCATION & SCHOOL READINESS
as many as 50%
of preschool-aged children at risk for developmental delay are unserved by home-visiting interventions.
We envision a community where all children arrive at school prepared to succeed and grow up healthy. We work to close the opportunity gap and provide all children with the most appropriate and effective early services, supports and high-quality early child care and education in order to achieve the desired outcomes.
MAKING WORK PAY &
families in Charlottesville & Albemarle do not earn the income needed to be self-sufficient
We help people become financially stable and economically independent and support person-centered, holistic solutions that address the obstacles to self-sufficiency so that we can create a community where people do not live in poverty.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS & COMMUNITY HEALTH
more is the African-American infant mortality rate than the white infant mortality rate in our planning district.
We partner to create a community where people are healthy and have equitable access to affordable resources.
1 CITY, 5 COUNTIES, COUNTLESS PERSPECTIVES
Serving the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Greene, Nelson, Louisa, and Fluvanna Counties provides us with endless lenses with which to view our area. This diversity allows for deep conversations on issues that affect our region, but may not always be tackled head on. By engaging our large family, we work to identify broad, encompassing solutions for some of these issues.
“‘Greater than the sum of our parts.’ I love this expression. It’s inherently optimistic. It’s inclusive and team-oriented. And it speaks directly to the impact of the United Way’s catalytic leadership.” — Mike Chinn, United Way Board Chair/ President, S&P Global Market Intelligence
“My employer, Carter Myers Automotive, has been a United Way partner for over 30 years, and I’ve donated for a long time. They make it easy for me to give, and match my donation. I trust the United Way to take care of our community‘s greatest needs and make my community a better place to live and work.” — Simona Holloway-Warren
“We volunteer with United Way’s Cville Tax Aid because you can’t let these hardworking people down. Every person we serve is so appreciative. It’s truly rewarding.” — Ed & Jeb