Recent News

December 16, 2019
Prosperity for All

In 2018, United Way of Greater Cincinnati awarded a $212,000 grant to Easterseals' Prosperity for All program, which is dedicated to addressing the individual needs of families working their way out of poverty. Members of the program like Latasha and Anthony recent shared their stories and explained how the program not only removed barriers, but helped them with valuable life skills so they can accomplish their goals.

December 06, 2019
Giving Tuesday Recap

On Giving Tuesday, United Way of Greater Cincinnati launched RideUnited to raise funds and awareness around the lack of reliable transportation in our region. RideUnited, presented locally by TriHealth, leverages the strengths of the United Way 211 network to address unmet critical transportation needs. In addition to launching RideUnited, we celebrated Giving Tuesday at Taft’s Brewpourium, where volunteers assembled more than 200 Family Assistance kits.

November 02, 2018
Our United Path Forward

United Way commits to working with others in the community to address issues of equity and inclusion. We promise to look inward as well as outward.This community must heal. And we're dedicated to playing a significant role in that journey.

September 27, 2018
Partnering to Make a Difference for Families

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health is part of United Way's family-centered network of partners working together to create new and innovative solutions to help children and families on a path out of poverty. Learn about the new partnerships they've created to better serve families.

September 27, 2018
Sharing Their Passion

Their belief in giving back goes back decades — fueled greatly by their family’s escape from Nazi Germany. This year’s campaign co-chairs, Kim & Gary Heiman of Standard Textile, talk about the very personal reason they’re committed to our community.

August 30, 2018
Working Together to Meet the Aspirations of Families

In early 2018, United Way and 98 of its partner agencies began taking a family-centered approach to focus on deeper understanding of families to connect and understand their experiences and learn where improvements can be made in specific services. Learn about the early results.

August 29, 2018
Uniting Communities. Changing Lives.

From August 16 - 25, United Way, along with new president and CEO Michael Johnson, launched Community United, a 10-stop tour aimed at raising awareness of poverty's impact on our region.

August 09, 2018
United Way Launches 10 Stop Community Tour

United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s new President and CEO Michael Johnson is going out into the community to launch United Way’s annual fall campaign with a new series of events aimed at raising the awareness of poverty’s impact on our region.

July 30, 2018
Community United

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is sending its new President and CEO Michael Johnson out into the community as it launches its annual fall campaign with a new series of events aimed at raising awareness of poverty’s impact on our region.

June 27, 2018
Helping Youth Feel Safe and Supported

United Way is proud to support Lighthouse Youth & Family Services Safe and Supported, a program with the goal of preventing and ending homelessness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) teens and young adults.

June 26, 2018
A Day of Action to Help Families

More than 100 volunteers came together for United Way's Day of Action to assemble 300 "Welcome Home" kits for families moving into new homes. The kits included household items like cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, a first aid kit, hygiene products and linens.

March 23, 2018
Putting Families at the Center of Our Work

More than 300 people recently came together for United Way’s Family-Centered Learning Launch — a day of learning with our partners as we work together to create long-term solutions and system changes across the region for families in poverty.

January 17, 2018
Six Questions with Karen Bankston, New Executive Director for the Child Poverty Collaborative

We recently caught up with Dr. Karen Bankston, new Executive Director for the Child Poverty Collaborative, to discuss her experience living in poverty, and her vision and priorities for hew new role.

December 18, 2017
United Way Announces New Goal to Move 10,000 Families Out of Poverty By 2021

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is dedicating 80 percent of the funds it invests in initiatives and agency partner programs to help children and families move out of poverty, with an ambitious new goal of helping 10,000 families across the region move out of poverty in the next four years.

October 04, 2017
Child Poverty Collaborative Selects Dr. Karen Bankston as Executive Director

The Child Poverty Collaborative (CPC), with major support from United Way of Greater Cincinnati, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Karen Bankston, PhD, as the Executive Director of CPC.