Impact Areas

Becoming a Board Member with Brian Lackey

Becoming a Board Member with Brian Lackey

Our board members are integral to everything that we do at United Way of Whitewater Valley. Our board is comprised of prominent leaders in our community. Each of them brings different perspectives and values, but they share a common passion for Wayne...

Let Kids Have Fun

Let Kids Have Fun

Parents are feeling the pressure to keep kids engaged in education throughout the summer break. You might always feel that pressure, but it’s exceptionally present this year. We’re still recovering from education disruptions due to COVID-19. Here’s...

Collaboration

Collaboration

Collaboration is the value of the month for July’s More Than Words program. Collaboration is about believing in a cause bigger than yourself and working towards a greater good. We see this happening all over our community each day and it’s a value...

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County

Here at United Way of Whitewater Valley, we are passionate about youth success. Not just because this is one of our 4 main areas of focus (youth success), but because children are the future of our community. Each child in Wayne and Union...

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...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Natco Community Empowerment Center

Nonprofit Spotlight: Natco Community Empowerment Center

Nacto Community Empowerment Center As a supporter of Wayne and Union counties, United Way of Whitewater Valley works every day to be a catalyst for change. At United Way of Whitewater Valley, we specifically focus on four areas. All nonprofits we support...

What is Youth Success?

What is Youth Success?

What is Youth Success? Youth success means providing young people with the opportunities and support they need to be successful. We know that creating a path to quality careers improves the lives of young people in Wayne and Union counties.    A great...