Cherokee & Nick's Story
Cherokee Atkins can quickly list what she wants for her 2-year-old daughter: She wants her to grow up in a stable home. She wants her to feel financially secure. She wants her to have the opportunity to go to college.
Kathy David's health problems could have been the end of the road. But a nearby United Way-funded health clinic offered her a new beginning.
Giving a teenager high-quality resources outside the classroom change a life. It has for Courtney Calhoun.
“These programs open the door to a world of possibilities,” she says.
Jenny Miles realized in order to be happy, she needed to get help. And help was there for her thanks to United Way supported programs and resources.
From the cycle of instability to independence
“I was at work one day and I got a phone call from my sister saying ‘Sherrell, they’re shooting up the house.’”
literacy program helps students create their own home libraries
My Very Own Library initiative will provide 35,850 new books to children at nine area public schools.
My Very Own Library author spotlight: Diana López
It’s not every day that a child has the opportunity to visit with the authors of some of the most popular kids’ books.
KC PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM HELPS FAMILIES TREAT FOOD ALLERGIES
When Maggie Moore’s three-year-old son, Isaac, was diagnosed with Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in 2016, the prescribed treatment was an overnight change in his diet —a significant and costly change.
Living a dream, thanks to United Way's LAUNCH program
Growing up, Will Medina never thought his dream of going to college or pursuing music as a career would be possible. As the child of immigrants, he and his family faced many challenges during his youth.