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LEADING, SUPPORTING AND INVESTING TO ENSURE ALL CHILDREN SUCCEED

United Way of Pierce County works from the heart to unite caring people to tackle our community’s toughest challenges. We lead, support and invest in community efforts to ensure all our children are prepared to succeed in school and in life. LEARN MORE...

 
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Community Conversation United Way of Pierce County invites you to participate in a community "listening" conversation. You talk and we listen to what you have to say about your community. Join us for an upcoming event in your neighborhood. READ MORE



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Launch Into Literacy

Launch Into Literacy

Some kids lose up to two months of learning over the summer. We want to change that.
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Tacoma Joins Nationwide Effort to Boost Early Reading Aiming to increase the number of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade — a critical milestone on the path to high school graduation — five cities and two states have joined the nationwide Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. READ MORE
  Working Together for Racial Equity in Early Learning United Way of Pierce County wants to make sure all children start school ready to succeed. Making sure our community considers race, culture and language when teaching families how to prepare kids for school is often overlooked. United Way, in partnership with First 5 FUNdamentals, Tacoma Urban League and Centro Latino have been awarded a grant from Washington's Thrive by Five to change that. READ MORE



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Power Pack
One in four children in Washington is
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United Way Announces Funding for 2014-2016 United Way of Pierce County has announced it will invest $3.6 million in the community over the next three years, starting January 2014 and going through December 2016. Nearly 50 community volunteers evaluated 141 applications for funding before deciding on 57 local programs. READ MORE

 

IN THE NEWS

United Way Hits Right Target – The Enemies of Childhood The News Tribune, October 29, 2013 - Some investments you make to improve your bank balance. Some you make to improve the world you live in. United Way of Pierce County – now in the middle of its annual fund drive – is an improve-the-world investment. READ MORE

A Life Spent Making a Difference President of United Way of Pierce County looks back on leading the charge for fundraising through good times and the Great Recession READ MORE



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