26% of Lake County residents are living in poverty. Among them, many are children.
United Way of Lake County believes that education can change the trajectory of a child’s life and break the cycle of poverty. Since 2006, over a dozen key education initiatives and preventative programs have been developed to ensure children are thriving, from birth all the way to graduation day.
United Way focuses its programs in North Chicago, Round Lake, Waukegan and Zion – where the need is greatest for young children and their families. In these communities, there are 7,200 children ages birth to 5 and 70% of these children and their families live in poverty.
Together, we can break the cycle of poverty in Lake County. Your donation to United Way will close achievement gaps and ensure families have a safe and healthy home.