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.
Our programs and services are focused on children and families achieving self-sufficiency, which is vital to developing a healthy community.
By giving our children a solid educational foundation and focusing on preventive programs, we are growing a stronger Lake County community.
A whole community working together produces lasting, positive change. United Way is well positioned to help lead this important effort.
Our huge network of partners throughout the community provide in-depth knowledge of the needs, strengths and potential of Lake County.
Working with over 50 agencies, we have identified four key programs to prepare our children to succeed in a changing world.
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.
We are working to advance the common good throughout Lake County. Our community deserves more and is counting on us to make a difference.
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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Keeping kids on track during the summer months through the inception of a full-day Summer Learning Program in Waukegan.View details
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.”View details
Meet Alma, a 7 year old who gained the confidence in her abilities thanks to Success By 6’s Home Visiting Initiative.View details
Meet Madison, a preschooler who lives with her mother in a low income apartment complex, she is learning core skills to succeed in school.View details
United Way of Lake County is partnering with Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL to offer a special promotion, called Coasters for a Cause, during Fright Fest. When you use promocode: UNITEDWAY, you will receive discounted tickets to use on October 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. Visit sixflags.com/greatamerica to purchase your tickets.
Tickets are now available for this year’s Leadership Breakfast that will be held on Wednesday, October 14th from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Independence Grove in Libertyville. We are pleased to present Diana Rauner, the First Lady of Illinois and President of Ounce of Prevention, as this year’s keynote speaker. Diana will share the importance of early childhood programs to prepare children for success in school and in life.
The Chicago Bears are hosting a Play 60 Character Camp on Wednesday, June 24 for kids ages 8-13.
Annual Community Celebration Event Honoring Our 2014-2015 Volunteers.
Waukegan’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Recognized for Demonstrating Real Progress in Helping Kids.
NOW through June 19, 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.
Participating food pantries supplying food to Waukegan families during school strike.
Waukegan joins national movement to increase the number of children from low-income families reading proficiently at the end of third grade.
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.