United Way of Steele County fights for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of every person in Steele County.
To change lives by mobilizing and optimizing the caring power of our community.
A sustainable and vibrant community where residents enjoy an enriching quality of life, economic opportunities, self-sufficiency, and are secure knowing a network of human service agencies is ready to assist them if needed.
UNITED WAY'S EQUITY DEFINITION:
United Way defines equity as the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes.
UNITED WAY'S EQUITY VISION:
We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.