Uniting Leadership & Resources

We know that a quality education leads to systemic, sustainable change. We help by educating our at-risk children and preparing them to succeed in a changing world.

LASTING CHANGE

Our programs and services are focused on children and families achieving self-sufficiency, which is vital to developing a healthy community.

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS

By giving our children a solid educational foundation and focusing on preventive programs, we are growing a stronger Lake County community.

WORKING IN LAKE COUNTY

A whole community working together produces lasting, positive change. United Way is well positioned to help lead this important effort.

Stronger Relationships and Success
        in a Changing World

Our huge network of partners throughout the community provide in-depth knowledge of the needs, strengths and potential of Lake County.

Find Help Lake County

Working with over 50 agencies, we have identified four key programs to prepare our children to succeed in a changing world.

Local Expertise

With our thorough understanding of the specific needs, strengths and potential of Lake County, we’ve designed preventative programs to create lasting change and opportunities for a better life for all.

GIVE LOCALLY

We are working to advance the common good throughout Lake County. Our community deserves more and is counting on us to make a difference.

Volunteer in Lake County

Help prepare our children to succeed now. Join us in working to advance the common good throughout Lake County by volunteering today.

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    Bridging the Summer Gap

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    Keeping kids on track during the summer months through the inception of a full-day Summer Learning Program in Waukegan.

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    Devona’s Wish

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    Devona’s wish for her four children is that they “go to college, succeed in life and be something…so that they don’t end up on the street.”

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    Alma’s Story

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    Meet Alma, a 7 year old who gained the confidence in her abilities thanks to Success By 6’s Home Visiting Initiative.

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    Teachable Moments

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    Meet Madison, a preschooler who lives with her mother in a low income apartment complex, she is learning core skills to succeed in school.

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1 April 2015

Annual Community Celebration and Volunteer Recognition Thursday, May 14, 5:30PM

Annual Community Celebration Event Honoring Our 2014-2015 Volunteers.

25 March 2015

UWLC Awarded “Pacesetter” Award in Early Reading Work

Waukegan’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Recognized for Demonstrating Real Progress in Helping Kids.

23 March 2015

KeyLime Cove Community Days

NOW through June 12, 2015, United Way of Lake County is partnering with KeyLime Cove to offer day passes to the indoor waterpark for just $25 per person per day.

22 October 2014

Does your family need food assistance?

Participating food pantries supplying food to Waukegan families during school strike.

29 September 2014

UWLC Joins Campaign for Grade Level Learning

Waukegan joins national movement to increase the number of children from low-income families reading proficiently at the end of third grade.

29 August 2014

2014 Power of the Purse Sunday, November 2, 11:30AM

The Power of the Purse celebrates the power of women’s philanthropy. Meet some amazing women and learn how the Women’s Leadership Council is changing the lives of Lake County children through early childhood education and literacy.

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