United Way Community Update

Advocacy: United Ways Working Together

Over 100 United Ways joined together on Capitol Hill to meet with Congress to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. United Way of Chester County joins United Way of Pennsylvania in their advocacy priorities, including tax credits for working families and free tax preparation services. To learn more, click here.

Pictured are staff members of United Way of Pennsylvania, United Way of Bucks County, Pocono Mountains United Way and Timmy Nelson, United Way of Chester County Board member.

We presented U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan with a United Way Champion Award during United Way Worldwide’s Advocacy Forum.

The United Way Financial Stability Center was granted $100,000 from U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan’s Community Project Funding which will support the operational costs including navigation services, counseling services, administration costs and costs to advertise.

Pictured are Timmy Nelson, United Way of Chester County Board member, Angela F. Williams, CEO of United Way Worldwide, U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan, Chris Saello, President & CEO of United Way of Chester County and Kristen Rotz, CEO of United Way of Pennsylvania.

Mobile Home Tax Reassessment Program

Deadline to apply is July 15!

Join us at our upcoming community outreach events for our Mobile Home Tax Reassessment Program. Please bring your title and/or other home documents (insurance documents, bills of sale/receipts if home purchased in 2019 or later). Help will be available in English and Spanish.

To learn more about the Mobile Home Tax Reassessment program or to fill out the 2022 form, click here or contact Darshana Shyamsunder, Senior Director, Community Impact Initiatives, at 610.429.9400 ext. 4112. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2022.

If you are interested in financially supporting this initiative, please contact Doug Kaiser, Director of Resource Development, at 610.429.9400 ext. 4102.

Community Connection

United Way of Chester County values the diverse contributions and experiences of every member of our community.

We celebrate and support LGBTQA+ individuals during Pride Month. We are proud to call them our neighbors, family, friends, advocates, volunteers and donors.

Our community is stronger when everyone can live as their true selves.

Join us as we LIVE UNITED in pride.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture

United Way of Chester County’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture Statement:

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture are core to all we are and all we do. We deploy our resources to build communities of belonging, empathy and empowerment. In doing so, we must apply a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion and culture to all internal and external systems and be the change agents needed to realize the vision of an organization and community where every person belongs and every person thrives:

  • We stand against racism, discrimination and social injustice and are dedicated to dismantling these epidemics in all forms. 
  • We advocate for concrete policy and systems changes and invest in work that advances diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice for all communities, including marginalized populations.
  • We commit to equitable service delivery and funding practices, ensuring that organizations that receive United Way funding are committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture and can demonstrate that commitment in meaningful and measurable ways. 
  • We strive to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace in which staff and volunteers reflect the broadest community, can contribute fully, and share the responsibility of putting the values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture into daily practice.

Please visit our website for information and resources that include vocabulary, videos, Ted Talks, LinkedIn Resources, books, articles and ways to take action.

Congrats to the LCC Class of 2022!

Congratulations to the Leadership Chester County class of 2022 and to our very own Mary Anne Feeley on her retirement!

Leadership Chester County is designed to build leadership skills and community awareness. The program introduces participants to local nonprofits, the social issues their missions address, nonprofit board roles and responsibilities, and helps them connect to volunteer opportunities at the leadership level. Training in governance, community and self-awareness and developing diverse teams are as valuable in the workplace as in community service. 

Since its inception 21 years ago, the program has had 522 graduates140 sponsors and435 nonprofits have benefitted from LCC graduates on their boards or as staff.

Applications are now open for the class of 2023. The course meets approximately every 3 to 4 weeks from October to May. To learn more and/or to apply, click here.

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