Signature Programs

When gaps in service and unmet needs exist, our whole community pays the price. Through our Signature Programs, our United Way leverages partners, resources and effective strategies to deliver proven results to help end poverty in our region.Together, we lead by example and show what’s possible when we LIVE UNITED to build a stronger community together – one child, one adult and one family at a time.


United for a Stronger Community


When we are United2Learn, more of our students to thrive, increasing the number of successful youth throughout our region.

  • Early Grade Literacy Program – engaging educators and families to ensure students become proficient readers by the end of third grade.
  • Vello – ensuring all children are on track to be proficient readers by fourth grade through 1:1 virtual learning.
  • Pre-K for PA – setting the stage for ongoing academic success by advocating for increased access to quality pre-k for all Pennsylvania’s 3- and 4-year olds
  • Pre-K Our Way – positioning kids to start school on track by advocating to expand full-day, public pre-k to more New Jersey communities  


When we are United2Connect, more community members get the education and job training that opens the pathways to career advancement

  • Job Opportunity Network (JOIN) – narrowing the gap between the region’s workforce and employers and equip workers (including young and older adults) with the skills needed for high-demand positions


When we are United2Thrive, more individuals and families have the resources they need to build assets to become self-sufficient and stable.


Stable families are the foundation of a thriving, vibrant community.

  • 2-1-1 – providing community members in need with resources and referrals 24/7
  • Trauma-Informed Care – building a trauma-informed region through increasing awareness and education by responding to community members’ challenging life experiences to support their journeys
  • UNITED2FEED – addressing hunger in our community by mobilizing 500+ volunteers to pack 8,000 emergency food boxes.
  • Capacity Building – strengthening the nonprofit sector by providing leadership development, training and other resources to ensure leaders have the skills to succeed
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