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


Mentoring Shines a Light!

As one of Metro United Way's Black Male Achievement Initiative grantees, Salt and Light Community Development Corporation has been making a positive change in our community through the Boys to Men Academy of Louisville...

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


Gail Is Reaching Her Goals With The Help Of VITA Volunteers

Gail has taken advantage of the free VITA program for years and says, "They work so hard to make other peoples' lives better." With the money she's saved and received from her returns, she's enrolled in a doctoral program and used the funds to help with books and supplies to reach her goals in college...

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.


The Cultural Pass is back for kids 16 and under to enjoy many of Louisville's great attractions FREE all summer long! Visit any Louisville Free Public Library to sign up for a summer reading program and get a FREE cultural pass.

Kindergarten Countdown has officially kicked off 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.

Congratulations to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, who was recently awarded a 2016 U.S. Conference of Mayors/USA Funds 2016 National Education Pathways with a Purpose award for the Cradle to Career initiative launched in January 2015! Cradle to Career is a partnership between Metro United Way, Jefferson County Public Schools, 55,000 Degrees and Kentuckiana Works that focuses on the four pillars in the education-to-workforce pipeline.



Daryle_MLK_edit.jpgI am a believer that reading opens the minds of young people and will help our youth be more informed and ready to tackle issues now and later in life. We want kids to have fun while they learn and to be open to different authors and types of books: fiction, poems, and biographies. When you read more you know more!

A wonderful way to encourage reading in our community is through Little Libraries. We have a Little Library in our front yard in the Chickasaw neighborhood and our grandchildren love it! Each visit they get a book or two to read and take home. Other children in our neighborhood also stop by and pick up books. We love the idea of being able to assist Metro United Way with their libraries by making books available within walking distance for our neighborhood children...



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