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, and they'll be learning math and science as well as valuable health and wellness lessons at the same time...

Family Stability


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.
Live United in Action

Volunteering is one of the best ways to connect heads, hearts and hands around Metro United Way's work to create lasting change. To Learn more and to find volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page here!

We sincerely thank all the volunteers who gave their time and talent during Mayor Fischer's Give A Day Week of Service. You are helping to make Louisville an even more compassionate city and demonstrating what it means to LIVE UNITED. To see volunteers in action, visit Metro United Way's Facebook page to view photos from different projects.


A little over four years ago, I began focusing my time, energy, and resources into a nonprofit I had started in 2006 as a college student called Elevate. It became my fulltime job. Our mission was and still is today to use sports, recreation and play as tools to develop consistent, positive relationships with people who need it the most.

A major part of the work we do is with fourth and fifth grade students in Jefferson County Public Schools who are identified by their school counselor or principal as needing positive, adult relationships in their lives. Through consistent, weekly mentoring our volunteers aspire for the young men and women in our program to become better in all areas of their lives: physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, social, and so on...

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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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