The fight to break the cycle of poverty in Maricopa County can’t be done by a single organization. That’s why Valley of the Sun United Way is working with community leaders to fight for local neighborhoods across the Valley.
At every stage of education, there are systems that may be causing students to fall behind their peers, unsure of how to take their next step. When you remove barriers to student success you see the kind of systemic change that can help tens of thousands of students toward a better path in life.
Thriving Together is breaking down barriers that get in the way of student success in partnership with Phoenix Union High School District’s 13 school partners, which has around 250,000 students.
In Maryvale, Guadalupe, and Central City, United Way is working with local community residents to co-create long-term solutions for neighborhood needs identified by the residents.
Maryvale is home to a community resource center in which local Promotoras alongside United Way volunteers helped to create a collaborative space for Isaac Elementary School District families and local residents Community Gardener Leader classes have been hosted in Maryvale, Central City and Guadalupe for residents to learn to create, sustain and grow their own garden or assist with a community garden. We are thrilled to work alongside community members to challenge the systems of food insecurity and poverty.