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Our goal: To increase high school graduation rates.

Success in life begins with a quality education. However, thousands of Coastal Bend children and youth lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school and find a career. That’s why United Way of the Coastal Bend starts early by helping children ages 0-5 achieve crucial developmental milestones on time and start school ready to succeed. Working in collaboration with partner agencies, community coalitions, and area school districts, we work to ensure our local youth gain knowledge and skills they need to graduate high school, prepare for future careers, and obtain family-sustaining employment.

How your donations help
Unless otherwise designated, donations made to United Way of the Coastal Bend go into our Community Investment Fund. Grants from this fund are distributed to local programs providing services to improve lives in the areas of education, health and financial stability.

Education programs supported through our Community Investment Fund include:

  • Aransas Pass for Youth - Summer Camp
  • Bethune Early Child Development Nursery - Childcare
  • Boy Scouts of America - South Texas Council - Scout Reach
  • Boys & Girls Club of Alice - Power Hour
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kingsville - Project Learn
  • Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas - Outreach
  • Greenwood-Molina Children’s Center - Childcare
  • Neighborhood Centers of Corpus Christi - Childcare; Youth Development
  • Wesley Community Center - Childcare
  • YWCA of Corpus Christi - YW Teens


Last year, your donations helped 3,700 youth be more successful in school. 


Our strategies and results

Strategies and results for 2019-2020

Other ways we serve Coastal Bend children

About Success By 6
Success By 6 is a community collaboration to improve school readiness through local community change. The mission of Success By 6 is to develop and support a sustainable, community-based system of coordinated services that are child-focused and family-driven and meets the overall health and development needs of children in Nueces County. To learn more about SB6, click here

Operation SOS
Operation Supply Our Students (SOS) is a community-wide school supply drive and fundraiser benefitting Coastal Bend children grades K-12 with the greatest need. Working in partnership with KRIS Communications and H-E-B, all overhead costs are covered so 100 percent of the proceeds go toward purchasing school supplies. To learn more about Operation SOS, click here.