Kindergarten Readiness



When Mrs. Rose lost her son to gun violence two years ago, her hope for all good things in her community vanished. But after meeting with the coaches from the Excellence Academy and touring other sites, this hopelessness changed into joy and thankfulness...

High School Graduation


Quality OST programs pave the way to a bright future

The Lighthouse Academy of Newburg - a BLOCStar OST program - not only works on improving the academic skills of youth, but also provides experiences designed to encourage their development of moral character and leadership skills...

Health and Well Being


Healthy Minds & Bodies For Kids And Families

Research repeatedly shows that a healthy mind and body are a strong foundation for success in school and life. At Meyzeek Middle School, CLASP (Collaborative Learning After-School Program), is a year-round out-of-school (OST) program led by Family & Children's Place - a Metro United Way partner agency - that focuses on a wide range of activities that positively impact the entire family...

Family Stability


Empowering Social Service Providers With Financial Stability

We're proud to partner with Louisville Metro Community Services and FINRA Investor Education Foundation through a partnership with United Way Worldwide to provide a Personal Finance Empowerment Series especially for human service government and nonprofit case managers and front-line staff...

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.


We recently celebrated our soon to be retiring CEO & President, Joe Tolan with a special retirement celebration. It was a beautiful evening with tributes and proclamations from Mayor Greg Fischer, Representative John Yarmuth, Senator Mitch McConnell and even a letter directly from the White House congratulating Joe from President Barack Obama! View photos from the event here.

Board Chair Jane Morreau recently announced that the Board of Directors has approved the selection of Theresa Reno-Weber to become the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro United Way, effective January 1, 2017. Reno-Weber will succeed Joe Tolan, who is retiring in late December after 30 years of service with Metro United Way, including the last 15 years as President and CEO.

Read the press release HERE.


Volunteer this Holiday Season -
to Help Others and Yourself Too!

The holiday season is here - and with it are opportunities to spend time with family, take days off work and, often, a greater sense of wanting to help those in need. So the holidays should be a great time to volunteer, right?

Actually, volunteering ANY time of year is a great idea and makes its biggest impact year round. But, if you are motivated to volunteer this holiday season, we have a list of great opportunities for you to give back to kids and families in our community - HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES





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