Kindergarten Readiness


No More Perfect Bulletin Boards In This Classroom!

Stacey Pierce owns and operates A+ Academy, a licensed child care home in New Albany, and is one of 21 child care homes and centers benefitting from the Indiana Association of United Way's "Work2Gether" grant that Metro United Way received this year...

High School Graduation


Summer Learning:
Closing the Achievement Gap

The summer is quickly approaching which means vacation for many students in our community. While classes will be out of session, there are many opportunities for youth to engage in learning and develop essential skills to avoid falling behind once school is back in session...

Health and Well Being


Healthy Eating Is A
Foundation For Success

One of the easiest ways to set your child's foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating is to get them involved in planning and cooking meals. They will be excited to help you prepare dinner by measuring and mixing ingredients while learning math and science as well as valuable health and wellness lessons at the same time...

Family Stability


ASQ: Joy, Curiosity &
Strong Families

Metro United Way's Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) program tracks a child's development from birth to kindergarten, helping parents ensure their children are on track so that they can help them learn and grow as much as possible during their crucial early years...

Our Vision: A Community Whose People Achieve Their Fullest Potential Through Education, Financial Stability And Healthy Lives.
Our Mission: Improve Lives and Our Community by Engaging People to Give, Advocate and Volunteer.
Live United: It's A Credo. A Mission. A Goal.
A constant reminder that when we ensure everyone achieves their fullest potential, we improve our community. We help our children succeed in school. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer.


Kindergarten Countdown begins June 1, for all children entering Kindergarten this fall! For more information about Kindergarten Countdown, including upcoming events, visit the the Louisville Free Public Library's website here.

Metro United Way was recently honored with the national "Issue Initiative Common Good Award" at the United Way Worldwide Community Leaders Conference in Vancouver for our Black Male Achievement initiative work!

One of the biggest values of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is helping families claim valuable tax credits for which they are eligible, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Watch Gail's inspirational story or watch Lauren, Myra and Baudoin talk of how VITA helped them make ends meet and boosted their financial stability, while creating a positive local economic impact.



HSGraduationPhoto_800pxedit.jpgMay brings on our favorite time of the year. Yes, we love all the fun of the Kentucky Derby, but actually, we're referring to GRADUATION SEASON!

Whether it's children graduating from preschool headed to kindergarten, or students graduating from high school prepared for college, work or life - we celebrate all kids who are achieving this huge milestone!

Let us help honor the graduate in your life; please tweet or Instagram a photo of your Class of 2016 graduate to #Classof2016LiveUnited. We would love to share on our social channels as well as our website to celebrate our community's students!

You can also email pics to



Metro United Way Online

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Every day, people make the decision to facilitate change. Whether it's by being a champion for education, financial stability or health - we want to hear your stories. Tell us how you LIVE UNITED!

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