Program areas at United Way of Greenville County
See schedule o United Way of Greenville County fights for the education, income and health of every person in our community. As a funder, partner and convener, we work with the entire community to bring together resources, focus investments, and foster partnerships that create lasting solutions to our community's most pressing problems. In 2019, United Way of Greenville County invested in more than 100 local programs and initiatives, working hand-in-hand to address the big challenges that no single organization can solve on its own.approximately 100,000 people benefited from these donor-supported programs and initiatives, receiving assistance with life essentials or showing measured improvement in the key areas of school readiness, high school graduation or financial stability.our impact1,840 people employed.2,400 students supported after school with mentoring, tutoring and more.17,100 people made measured progress in education and/or financial stability.52,000 individuals were helped with basic needs, including food, housing, healthcare and more.programs at a glanceamericorps & vistaunited Way administers americorps national service programs in the upstate, collaborating with 19 partner sites in Greenville, anderson, laurens and pickens counties. Over the last three years, americorps members have provided financial stability services to nearly 11,000 clients.ontrack greenvilleunited Way's innovative graduation initiative, ontrack Greenville, reaches more than 3,200 Greenville County students at four middle schools and one high school. The early warning and response system component, which identifies students who are flagged for attendance issues, behavior issues and poor course performance, has been scaled districtwide to 77,000 students in Greenville county.scholarshipsunited Way women's leadership jobs to careers scholarship program continues to help Greenville County women improve their financial stability by transitioning from paycheck-to-paycheck jobs to more stable, long-term careers. The program has graduated 45 women in last nine years with many more on the way.in 2019, United Way's african american leadership Greenville (aalg) announced its new scholarship endowment program, including one scholarship named in honor of merl code, the first african-american board chair of United way.faith-based roundtablerepresentatives from a cross-section of Greenville County's faith community meet under the United Way umbrella to build a greater knowledge of the health and human service issues many in our community are facing, and to develop new inter-faith connections and partnerships to address them.greenville County behavioral health coalitionwe convene 25 organizations focused on increasing awareness and access to care for individuals and families struggling with mental health and substance misuse. The coalition is comprised of a broad group, including the school district, law enforcement, prisma and bon secours st. francis health systems, mental health and substance misuse providers.greenville dreams' grassroot leadership developmentthis partnership with the city of Greenville and the Greenville County redevelopment authority serves to educate and deploy neighborhood leaders from special emphasis neighborhoods in Greenville County. The leadership development program has trained more than 150 neighborhood leaders over the last decade.greenville reentry coalitionas a member of the coalition, United Way works to identify and develop resources for returning members of the community, or those with extensive criminal histories, in order to increase the quality of life in the areas of housing, employment, financial stability and education.volunteer engagementeach year, United Way volunteers roll up their sleeves and donate their time to make a difference for others. Whether it's the upstate's largest single day of service or any of the thousands of volunteer needs we help meet all year long at handsongreenville.org, United Way volunteers are changing lives and creating a stronger community for all of us.we also develop and lead special volunteer projects for our corporate partners, and in 2019, United Way volunteers donated an estimated 44,000 hours of service, generating an economic impact of $1.2 million.volunteer income tax assistancefor more than a decade, the volunteer income tax assistance program, or vita, has been one of United Way of Greenville County's most successful financial stability initiatives.in 2019, 12,789 returns were filed in-person and online, saving more than $2.5 million in tax prep fees for upstate taxpayers.