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United Way of Whitewater Valley is dedicated to making change in Wayne and Union Counties. We are a catalyst for change by supporting local nonprofits. We fund the programs of nonprofits that support the needs of our community across four focus or target areas: childhood success, economic mobility, health access, and youth success.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: The Reading Academy

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Reading Academy

Over a decade ago, schools were sometimes labeled as dropout factories. Out of this controversy, an organization came to life in Wayne County. Under the guidance of Rick Ahaus and Dick Jones, two concerned citizens, The Reading Academy was started. The Reading...

Equity vs. Equality: The Difference Between Two Similar Words

Equity vs. Equality: The Difference Between Two Similar Words

Equity and Equality sound alike, have a similar spelling, and many people use them as synonyms. So, what is the difference? To put it simply, equality is making things equal, and equity is making things fair. You may be thinking, "Which one is the goal and why it is...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Richmond Family YMCA

Nonprofit Spotlight: Richmond Family YMCA

Uplifting and promoting our agency partner's projects is a part of our mission here at United Way of Whitewater Valley. Reaching the youth in our community ensures that our future generations are set up for physical and financial longevity.   To us, youth success...