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We believe 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 our experience, knowledge, partnerships and influence can help inform policy-makers’ decisions regarding the policies affecting 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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Ending Poverty with Education

United Way of Lake County is preparing our children to succeed in a changing world by focusing on education and building safe and stable families. When kids fall behind in school, they become frustrated and check out before they drop out. We are targeting the root causes of school failure through active educational programs from […]
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Reading Success: Virtual Tutoring

Due to the pandemic, United Way of Lake County’s Reading Success program has transitioned to a virtual format in order to ensure that students who need reading tutoring can continue to connect to our volunteer tutors. The goal of Reading Success remains the same: to help ensure the students chosen for the program achieve at or […]
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Best Way to Contact an Elected Official

The best way to have your voice heard is by voting for politicians that represent your views and keeping them informed by calling your elected officials directly. Legislative offices track phone calls and letters and will bring issues to the forefront if they are being addressed by large groups of constituents. Here is a step […]
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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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