United Way of Greater Duluth's Programs
Delegation on Educational Outcomes
The Delegation is made of individuals representing higher education, government, community organizations, ISD #709, the general public, and non-profits that have been working to address the issues of on-time high school graduation and the racial and socio-economic disparities that exist in our community.
A Connection to Resources: United Way 2-1-1
2-1- 1 is the number and central access point for people in need of basic services and assistance in navigating the human service delivery system. United Way 2-1-1 serves as the conduit for people wanting to receive assistance. 2-1-1 calls have increased dramatically in the past several years and we now receive and process over 35,000 requests for information on where to access services and assist callers that are in need. 2-1-1 provides additional service through statewide initiatives such as Give Kids a Smile, Smiles Across Minnesota., and the Free Tax Site assistance program.
Promoting Volunteerism: United Way Volunteer Center
The mission of the Volunteer Center is to build a vibrant community by connecting people with meaningful opportunities to serve. We do this by providing easy access to a wide range of volunteer opportunities throughout Northeastern Minnesota. Our one-stop web site features hundreds of local volunteer opportunities in the Greater Duluth area. We link people who want to help with organizations who need them.
Early Childhood School Readiness: Success by Six
Success by 6 is a community-based, public-private partnership of individuals and organizations that share a common vision - children ready to succeed when they enter school. The initiative is dedicated to providing all children with a great start in life by working across multi-sectors to ensure that children from birth to age 6 develop the emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills they need as they enter school. Our Success by 6 initiative includes the following United Way early childhood efforts: Imagination Library, Big Red Bookshelf, Born Learning Trail and Parent Resource Awareness.