United Way Worldwide

About United Way Worldwide

United Way’s story is an inspirational one. In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers, and a rabbi got together… It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but they didn't walk into a bar; what they did do was recognize the need to work together in new ways to make Denver a better place. For more than 125 years, United Way has evolved to meet the needs of the times. Today, the world needs United Way—and you—more than ever.

OUR BEHAVIORS. How we work together, deliver on our strategy, and look to the future:
Find Common Ground, Forge Trust, Drive Forward, Commit and Believe.
OUR WORK. We create positive and permanent change by forging unlikely partnerships, finding new solutions to old problems and mobilizing the best resources. But we don't do it alone. Now more than ever, communities need help. They need hope. United Way surrounds a community’s most critical problems—and we fight.
OUR FOCUS. We are the problem-solvers, the hand-raisers, the game-changers. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
OUR MISSION. United Way Worldwide’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.


Innovations Intern

September 2021 - December 2021 Fairfax, VA
“I liked learning more about writing and expanding on my editing and researching skills.”

Major Donors Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Alexandria, VA
“My boss, Evelyn, was amazing. She made it such a fun experience for me and I really appreciated all the guidance she gave me.”
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