We believe that advocating for good public policy is critical to our mission to improve the lives of the children and families in Lake County.

United Way engages in public policy advocacy because we recognize that our experience, knowledge, partnerships and influence can help inform policy-makers’ decisions regarding the policies that affect our community. We provide a nonpartisan platform for people to take meaningful action that will make a difference.

We can’t do it alone, and we need your support.

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Combating Summer Learning Loss, One KCC at a Time

As we approach the beginning of summer, it’s important to learn how to combat summer learning loss and understand the impact it has on our children’s future success. Kindergarten Countdown Camp Volunteer, Edna Galvan, works with children on an activity to identify their shapes and colors. Over the course of the summer, idle, low-income students […]
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United Way Participates in Congressman Schneider’s E3 Summit

On April 14, Congressman Brad Schneider hosted a public symposium to discuss the future of our economy, environment, and education with thought leaders and experts from across Illinois’s Tenth District. United Way of Lake County’s Vice President of Community Impact, Michelle Crombie, along with Round Lake Area B.E.S.T. Coalition and Steans Family Foundation participated in […]
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Public Policy Agenda

United Way of Illinois’ public policy agenda reflects the work of United Ways across the state in the areas of education, income and health. Additionally, United Way advocates for sound policies affecting the non-profit sector’s capacity to advance the common good. United Way of Illinois has established engagement strategies within each of the following four […]
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Support for DACA Individuals

  United Way of Lake County Announces Support for DACA Individuals As an organization that serves many constituents and people impacted by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the United Way of Lake County supports a solution with a pathway to citizenship for DACA individuals. There are an estimated 40,000 enrollees in the DACA program […]
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Visit the following links to learn more about Lake County and the issues our children and families face:

Lend your voice by advocating for issues related to education and building safe and stable families in Lake County.

Help spread the word by sharing the work of United Way with your inner circle.

Discover your passion by learning about the issues affecting Lake County so you can advocate for change at a local level.

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