United Way of the Coastal Bend Goals

Education, income and health 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 the necessary building blocks. These goals are goals that we cannot achieve alone — it will take the entire community. 


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 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)


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