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- Here's What You Need to Know About Claiming Your United Way Donation This tax season
- And The Nominees Are.....
- How You Can be an Advocate for Student Mental Health in Your Community!
- JUST ANNOUNCED: 2018 United Way Top 50 Most Generous Workplaces
- Congratulations to the LIVE UNITED Award Winners!
- How VITA is helping hard working tax payers receive more on their tax returns
- Register for the 2018 35 Under 35 Celebration Ceremony on June 7
- A Lesson In Leadership
- United Way's 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program Celebrates 10 Years
- UNITED for Child Care Training Event Materials
- Gobble It Up Pre-Orders OPEN!
- Story Squad: Kid's Storytime with United Way
- Eggs & Issues: The State of Local Child Care & Its Impact on Workforce Development
- Join us for the 2018 United Way Kick Off Event!
- 2019 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program Applications Now Available!
- 2018 Women UNITED Luncheon & Silent Auction
- 35 Women With One Thing In Common, A Desire to Make A Difference: United Way's 35 Under 35 Program
- Are You Up for the (Social Media) Challenge!?
- 2018 LIVE UNITED T-shirt & UNITED Acts of Kindness Day
- 2018 Campaign Video: I Wish My Teacher Knew
- A Song to Say Thank You
- Women UNITED Luncheon & Silent Auction Raffle WINNERS
- UNITED for Student Mental Health - Mental Health Services Expanded to 6 Rural Schools in ND
- Here’s What You Need to Know About Claiming Your United Way Donation This tax season
- Nominate YOUR Organization for LIVE UNITED Leader of the Year!
- Join us to Recognize Generosity in Our Community!
- And The Nominees Are...
- United Way of Cass-Clay: James' Story
- Congratulations to the LIVE UNITED Awards Winners!
- JUST ANNOUNCED: 2019 United Way Top 50 Most Generous Workplaces
- Community Collaborations: United Way Receives Presidents' Award for Community Partner
- Women UNITE to Share a Love of Learning
- Help Encourage Kids to Succeed on Their First Day of School
- The Route to Removing Barriers for Employment - United Way Helps Expand Transportation Services
- Pre Order Info for Hornbacher's Gobble It Up for United Way $5 Lunch
- A Backpacks Impact: The United Way School Supply Drive
- Will You Accept the Women UNITED Challenge?!
- Register now for the 2019 Kick Off Event on September 18
- Home For Good: Give Now to Help Welcome Families Home - For Good.
- Community Kickoff Event
- Location Unveiled for the Future Home of United Way of Cass-Clay
- 2021 Women UNITED Golf Scramble
- Hornbacher’s Gobble It Up for United Way
- Watch the Community Kickoff Event
- Roers Chili Feed – Get your Cup of Chili Sept 15-29
- United Way moving Dec. 18
- Our New Location: What You Need to Know
- Reaching Out: A space to serve our region for generations.
- LIVE UNITED Awards & Annual Meeting on March 25 – Join the Virtual Watch Party
- United Way is on AmazonSmile - a percent of your purchase can help families locally
- Home for Good Baskets Provide Hope
- 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program Celebration
- Choice Bank’s Commitment to Preventing Homelessness
- School Supply Drive - Donate
- School Supply Drive - Distribution
- Host Your Own Virtual Drive
- Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential™ presented by Emerging Leaders
- A special Leaders in Giving event – Join us for a Tour & Volunteer Activity
BOLD Goal 4: Lift People Out of Poverty
Why We Invest
The two-generation model is a way to provide opportunities for low-income families to obtain living-wage employment and improve educational opportunities for their young children. There is substantial evidence that supports the success of the two-generation model both in outcomes for children and parents. Research has demonstrated that educational attainment and poverty are strongly correlated, and this approach grows the workforce by providing training, education and support to low-income families to meet the skills gap.
- 1 in 7 children under the age of 5 live in poverty
- 1 in 9 people live in poverty in our community, which would fill both the FARGODOME and SCHEELS Arena with a line around the block
- Limited transportation options to over 9,000 jobs in and around the Fargo Industrial Park
- Living in poverty (living on less than $26,200 a year for a family of 4) is one of the single greatest threats to a child’s development
- Low-income individuals enter the workforce and elevate their employment and career opportunities
- Support families by increasing access to quality, affordable child care
- Invested in workforce development programming and supportive services to provide 1,000 low-income and new American individuals with the opportunity to obtain and maintain living-wage employment in our community. Through these partnerships, low-income individuals have access to get the skills and support necessary to obtain and maintain living-wage employment in the highest-demand career areas in our region. James’ story is a shining example of what can happen because of United Way supporters.
- Implemented on-demand public transportation service called TapRide to provide reliable transportation services to employees in the Fargo Industrial Park, which will now be a permanent bus line and continue to serve employees now and into the future
- 68% of individuals obtained living-wage employment
- 32% individuals are actively working with Workforce Development Case Managers to gain skills and employment
- 8,799 rides were provided to individuals who now have reliable transportation to and from work in the Fargo Industrial Park
In 2020, United Way entered into a unique partnership with Chisom Housing Group, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving affordable housing and providing supportive services to residents. Through our collaborative partnership, we were able to provide education, financial literacy, workforce development opportunities, a reduction in food insecurity, and promotion of community connections to the residents of The Arbors at McCormick Park in Fargo.
Our Workforce Case Managers are able to hold English language learner classes, computer trainings, tenant education classes, and case management utilizing the on-site community center, alleviating barriers such as transportation for the Arbors residents attending the classes.
Workforce Development Case Managers were able to provide services and training leading to individuals becoming self-sufficient. These coordinated efforts resulted in 10% of residents receiving supportive services in 2020, leading some to become Certified Nursing Assistants. We are excited to continue collaborating with amazing community partners creating meaningful impact for families.
Looking Forward to 2021
We will make long-term investments to ultimately lift families out of poverty. From research and local data, it is clear that our Bold Goals continue to be the key to ending poverty. By meeting families’ immediate basic needs such as stable housing and access to food, preparing children to succeed as they progress through school and beyond, and helping families be independent through social building capital and accessing living-wage employment, together we can break the cycle of poverty and create a better tomorrow for everyone in our community.