The mission of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is to be the driving force behind sustained improvement in the lives of all our citizens through initiatives that promote education, income, health, and community support services.

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley seeks to develop a strategic plan for the next five years that will create lasting and sustainable change in our community. These specific and bold goals will be crucial in developing the “building blocks for a good quality of life”:

· Improve education and enable/prepare students for academic success.
· Help people achieve financial stability and on the road to economic independence.
· Promote the healthy lifestyles of children, individuals & families through expanded access, preventative care and healthy behaviors.
· Providing Community Support programs that provide basic or emergency services

These goals will be ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths we will achieve them.