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Community Impact

Students at Highland Middle School enjoy their United Way-provided copy of the book Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. Thanks to our generous donors, the books were distributed to all county 6th graders as part of the One Book One Community initiative in partnership with the Medina County District Library.   Watch for the upcoming 2018 community read!

 

Community Impact Agenda Focused on High Priority Needs

United Way of Medina County is providing solutions to our communities' most pressing needs in education, youth mental heath, financial stability, and basic needs through our Community Impact Agenda.  Developed using objective data and in partnership with our Living Well Medina County collaborators from local government, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and faith groups, our Community Impact Agenda focuses on three areas identified as high priority: Childhood Success, Youth Success, and Financial Stability. The investments we make in these three areas are determined by our all-volunteer Board of Trustees and Community Impact Committee. Committee members spend many thoughtful hours agreeing on strategies, then reviewing proposals and attending presentations by potential grant recipients; monitoring funded programs by making site visits; and reviewing outcome data reports that our funded partners are required to provide. Their important work helps create a community where every person can thrive!

Childhood Success

United Way's focus on Childhood Success is about ensuring that all county children enter school ready to learn so that they can succeed in school. We are also focused on making sure all our third graders are reading on grade level. Learn more...

Youth Success

Our focus on Youth Success helps ensure all Medina County youth have healthy relationships and ways to engage in their schools and communities. Through increased access to in-school behavioral and mental health care, mentoring programs, prevention training on making healthy choices, and civic engagement opportunities, we are working to improve the overall health and connection to community for our youth. Learn more...

Financial Stability

United Way is working with our partners at Ohio Means Jobs, Commuity Legal Aid, other agencies, and local business leaders to ensure all Medina County families have the opportunity to succeed economically through our Employing Medina County program. Learn more...

211 Help Center

Serving 22 counties and covering 3 million people in Ohio--including Medina County-- the United Way 211 Help Center provides free and confidential 24-hour access to a compassionate professional who reviews options, develops a plan, and acts as an advocate for those needing assistance with any health or human service need. Learn more...