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United Way of the Coastal Bend Goals

Education, health and financial stability are the building blocks for a good life. Remove any one, and the other two topple. Build them all up, and we have a foundation for a strong community. 

The United Way of the Coastal Bend has three goals, one in each of these necessary building blocks. We cannot achieve these goals alone — together, with community members like you, we enact lasting change. By giving to our Community Investment Fund, you're helping people in the Coastal Bend take the first step toward changing their lives for the better. 


Goal: Increase high school graduation rates


  • Success By 6 - Increase school readiness of children ages 0-5

  • Enhance early grade literacy

  • Assure quality after-school programming

  • Increase leadership and life skills for youth grades 1-12



Goal: Increase the number of healthy youth and adults


  •   Increase access to physical and mental healthcare

  •   Decrease unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol and chemical dependency

  •   Increase youth knowledge of nutrition and healthy activities

  •   Increase safety for victims of violence


Goal: Increase the number of financially stable families in the Coastal Bend


  •   Connect individuals and families to coordinated support
      services that reduce barriers to achieving financial stability

  •   Increase income through job training and placement

  •   Increase income through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)