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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.

 

Community Impact Strategy Focused on High Priority Needs

United Way of Medina County is providing solutions to our communities' most pressing needs in education, income stability, and health through our Community Impact Strategy.  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 Strategy focuses on three areas identified as high priority: Early Childhood Development, Youth Engagement, and Income Stability. The investments we make in these three areas, which in 2017 total $701,975, are determined by our all-volunteer Community Impact Committee. Committee members spend many thoughtful hours 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!

Early Childhood Development

United Way's focus on Early Childhood Development 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 Engagement

Our focus on Youth Engagement 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...

Income Stability

United Way is working with our partners at Ohio Means Jobs 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...