Mission, Vision, Values

Mission

United Way of Washtenaw County CONNECTS people, resources and organizations TOGETHER to create a thriving community for EVERYONE.

Vision

We envision an equitable community where opportunity is not limited and every member reaches their full potential. By the year 2030 we aspire to live in a community where: 
  • Your zip code no longer determines your opportunity in life
  • Life expectancy is the same across all populations and communities in our County
  • The academic achievement gap is eliminated
  • Everyone in our community has a home
  • Community members seek understanding and awareness of their own power and privilege and actively work to end poverty in our County
  • Poverty is not generational. If it exists, it is intermittent and brief
  • Everyone in our County is able to thrive and meet their needs—housing, food, transportation, education, health expenses and childcare
 
Values

EQUITY- We pursue greater access to opportunities and resources for all.  Our workplace practices, culture and impact reflect our commitment to justice and fairness.

INCLUSIVENESS- Those we interact with feel valued, respected and supported.  We seek out diverse voices and perspectives to inform our work. 

COMMUNITY- We advance our mission through collaboration.  We share decision making, power and resources.

VOLUNTEERISM- We value contributions of time and talent. We continuously seek opportunities to engage volunteers in our work.

CARING- We display empathy with those we work with and assume the positive intention of others.

INTEGRITY- In all our actions we will choose to do the right thing even though it may not be the easiest thing.

Equity Vision and Statement

United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) recognizes that the strength and vitality of an entire community is tied to just and equitable access to resources and opportunities.  In all our roles we will consciously work to eliminate injustice and inequity. We aspire to live in a community where:
  • Community members seek understanding and awareness using their  own power and privilege and actively working to end poverty in our County;
  • Your zip code no longer determines your opportunity in life;
  • The academic achievement gap is eliminated;
  • Everyone in our community has a home;
  • Life expectancy is the same across all populations and communities in our County;
  • Poverty is not generational. If it exists, it is intermittent and brief;
  • Everyone in our County is able to thrive and meet their needs-- housing, food, transportation, education, health expenses and childcare.

Strategic Plan

We completed our Strategic Plan for 2018-2021. Learn more here.