About United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Creating Pathways Out of Poverty
United Way of Greater Los Angeles is bringing people together to fight poverty across L.A. County and improve the quality of life for everyone in our communities. Our work is exposing a side of Los Angeles that most people don't know about.
- Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the nation
- 1 in 5 of our children live in poverty
- Only 60% of our students graduate high school on time
- Nearly 1/3 of our full-time workers earn less than $25,000
Our 10-year strategic plan focuses on providing long-term solutions in the 3 interconnected areas which are the root causes of poverty.
Providing Affordable Housing and Healthcare Ending homelessness. Learn More
Helping students graduate from high school prepared for college and the workplace. Learn More
Offering job training and financial education. Learn More
Strategies for Success
We're providing expert research on our dynamic community, identifying challenges and creating a plan for change.
We're driving change through partnerships, bringing the right people to the table from public, private and non-profit sectors to create effective and stronger solutions.
We're changing the systems that keep people in poverty by advocating for improvements in public policy at the local and national level.
We're investing in programs that are focused on results, partnering with 170 of the highest performing nonprofits from across the county to achieve the goals laid out in our poverty plan
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