Thank You for Supporting United Way’s United for Children Initiatives!

United Way’s United for Children initiatives help children grow, learn and develop skills that equip them to become successful, contributing adults.

Funded programs will help local children build a strong foundation, succeed in school, establish caring relationships with adults, attend quality out-of-school programs, and plan for their futures. Programs include:

ProgramDescriptionLead Agency
MyPlaceHelp youth who have aged out of foster care build self-sufficiencyACTION-Housing, Inc.
After School Excellence (ASE) and Be GreatTwo programs that help build academic skills in youth ages 5-18 and provide career readiness training in grades 6-12Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania
Safe in Our School and CommunityFosters increased grit and resilience, positive behavior and regular attendance leading to successful matriculationHoly Family Institute
Parent NationWorks to build greater involvement and enhanced leadership among parents in chronically underperforming elementary schoolsA+ Schools
ASCEND!A comprehensive afterschool and summer program for Hill District students with a character-building curriculumHigher Achievement
Fostering School SuccessEducates school district administrators on the legal rights of foster care youth, working to ensure children’s educational rights are honoredKidsVoice
Homewood Expanded Learning PipelineAims to build a culture of college-going academic achievement among families in HomewoodHomewood Children’s Village/YMCA
Warrior MovementHires and trains African American teens to teach reading strategies, STEM, and fitness interventions to local struggling studentsNeighborhood Learning Alliance
Youth Learning in a Fun Environment; Kids Outgoing, Outdoing, and Learning; Emerging Leaders ProgramThree programs, including after school, summer, and college readiness and workforce development, that ensure students succeed in school and beyondHuman Services Center Corporation
Cub Scouts 1-2-3Character building and educational programming for elementary school boys in at-risk communities and/or circumstancesLaurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America
Academic Success CollaborativeAddresses the social and economic impacts on school attendance and learning within the familyMacedonia Family and Community Engagement Center
STEM StarsProvides out-of-school time programming for economically disadvantaged girls in grades 5-8YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh