One of the region’s largest nonprofits, United Way’s work ensures that children enter school ready to learn, youth stay engaged in school so they graduate with options for the future, and parents attain financial stability. No other single organization has the scope, expertise, and influence, to bring together hundreds of human services agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.
YOU Boston has enjoyed a long standing funding partnership with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Currently, YOU Boston is operating in part under a Community Impact grant from United Way focused on reducing risk behaviors and providing young people with the work readiness skills necessary to be employed and stay employed. More recently, YOU Boston was selected to participate in the State Street and United Way IMPACT (Intentionally Measuring Performance to Achieve Core Targets) Initiative. Focused on how an agency uses and interprets data, YOU Boston is excited to participate in the IMPACT Initiative to inform our programming and learn through the technical assistance and peer support network IMPACT provides.