Why We Focus on Education, Health and Income
Imagine. You’ve got a home, a job, a family—life is good. Then something bad happens. You get sick, laid off, behind on your rent and suddenly there’s real danger on the horizon.
For many North Texans, it’s not that hard to imagine. They’re facing a perfect storm of poverty, poor health, lack of education, and the feeling there’s no way out. That’s why United Way of Metropolitan Dallas treats 360 degrees of need.
By 2020, we’ll move 250,000 North Texans out of poverty, give thousands the tools to lead healthy, productive lives and ensure that 60% of students graduate with the skills to succeed in whatever comes next.