United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region addresses the most pressing needs in our regional community. Our impact strategy focuses on specific, measurable outcomes and collaborative efforts that produce healthy, educated and economically stable individuals and families.
According to a United Way sponsored study of financial stability in Michigan, more than 40% of the households in our region struggle to make ends meet. Link to ALICE report
Breaking the cycles of school dropouts, poverty, and poor health in our regional community depends on engaging the entire community.
To ensure lasting change, UWBCKR utilizes a five-pronged approach:
Identify the root causes of issues within our strategy areas of education, financial stability, health and basic needs.
Create game-changing impact by investing in solutions that are focused, sustainable, scalable, and measurable.
Lead collaborative partnerships to develop much-needed programs to fill known critical gaps.
Invest in innovative social ventures to help us address old problems in new ways.
Advocate for public policy and help raise awareness.