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UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS INC

aka UWCM   |   Worcester, MA   |  http://www.unitedwaycm.org

Mission

United Way of Central Massachusetts connects people and resorces to improve the community.

Ruling year info

1963

President & CEO

Mr. Timothy Garvin

Main address

18 Chestnut Street Suite 530

Worcester, MA 01608 USA

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EIN

04-2104017

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our donors, staff, and volunteers improve our community by changing one life at a time. In Worcester alone, more than 80,000 people live at or below the poverty level. 1 in 5 students from low-income families will not graduate on time. Statewide, more than 700,000 children and adults experience food insecurity, and the hunger rate in the state is growing. These are complex problems that require complex solutions and cooperation between organizations. United Way unites community agencies working to tackle these issues by focusing on 4 strategic areas that we consider the building blocks for a successful life - Basic Needs, Education, Family Stability, and Health.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

United Way Community Impact

Every day, United Way of Central Massachusetts works to improve the community and break the cycle of poverty. Programs are aligned with our strategic goals: EDUCATION, FAMILY STABILITY, and HEALTH and SAFETY NET.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Adults, Children and youth, Women and girls

Related Program

United Way Community Impact

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes grantmaking in four distinct funding streams: Community Impact, Women's Initiative Community Impact, Innovation Challenge grants, and Afterschool & Out of School Time funding.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

United Way’s vision for Central Massachusetts is to LIVE UNITED by investing in educational opportunities, supporting strong families and building healthy communities. For 100 years United Way has been connecting people and resources to improve the community. Our work is future-focused around access to education, family economic opportunity, and physical and mental health supports as well as being committed helping people of all ages with the critical issues of today.

EDUCATION Strategies:
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
• Increase assessment and screenings for the early identification and support of children with developmental or behavioral concerns;
• Increase the number of children who improve in identified ways so they are ready to learn when they enter school;
• Increase the number of children 0-K who participate in high-quality center-based, or formal home-based programming.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
• Adopt early warning indicators such as monitoring attendance, behavior, and academic course completion to assess whether children are on track or in need of additional supports or interventions;
• Relatedly, ensure that students who are identified with developmental delays, behavioral or mental health concerns, or other identified risk factors are provided with an individualized plan of prevention, intervention, and enrichment services that include family engagement and support;
• Increase the number of children reading at grade level by third grade;
• Increase the number of students who score proficient or better on statewide academic assessments;
• Increase the number of children and youth with access to on-site mental and behavioral health services;
• Increase the number of youth ages 5 to 19 with formal mentors; affordable, high quality out-of-school time; and academically enriched summer learning programs;
• Increase the number of youth ages 14-19 engaged in leadership development or civic engagement programs and summer and year-round employment.
HEALTH Strategies:
HEALTHY EATING
• Amplify efforts to increase year-round access to nutritious foods for families, particularly fruits and vegetables.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WELLNESS
• Increase opportunities and spaces for physical exercise and play for both children and adults that are free from crime, violence, and pollution;
• Reduce barriers to accessing mental and behavioral health supports.
RISK PREVENTION
• Increase evidence-based prevention programs for youth/adults to avoid or reduce risky behaviors (e.g. alcohol, drug abuse, unprotected sexual activity)
FAMILY STABILITY Strategies:
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
• Successful completion of adult basic education, ESL, HiSET (GED) and/or workforce training programs;
• Increase access for high-need families to career development/career advancement services;
• Increase the number of post-High School age youth who successfully transition to college or career.
FAMILY SUPPORT
• Increase supports to high-need families such that they are able to maintain a stable household and build assets;
• Increase access for high-need families to enhanced financial services that would include education about EITC, financial literacy, banking, and benefits eligibility.
WOMEN & GIRLS
• Increase women's leadership and philanthropy specifically to benefit women & girls;
• Increase access to gender-specific out of school programming for young people aged 9-15 identifying as girls;
• Teach girls about financial literacy.

United Way serves as a convener, leader, volunteer mobilizer and advocate for these issues, as well as a funder. We identify and work with community partner organizations to perform the direct serve work in each of these areas. We offer a philanthropic affinity group for women to inspire leadership and giving, and to address the needs of local women and girls.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS INC

Board of directors
as of 10/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Edward White

National Grid

Term: 2022 - 2024

Joseph Mielinski

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.

Rachel Monarrez

Worcester Public Schools

Matilde Castiel, MD

City of Worcester

Joseph Carlson

Central Mass Labor Council

Jeffrey Chin

North Star Families

Therese Day

UMass Memorial Health Care

Sheilah Dooley

Pernet Family Health Services, Inc.

Joseph Hamilton, Esq.

Mirick O'Connell

Deborah Larson

Wells Fargo

Daniel Mastrototaro

The Hanover Insurance Group

James O'Day

State Representative, 14th Worcester District

Elizabeth Oluokun

Amazon

Luis Pedraja, Ph. D.

Quinsigamond Community College

Gina Plata-Nino, Esq.

Central West Justice Center

Alexander Richardson

Worcester Red Sox

Naomi Sleeper

Imperial Distributors

Clyde Talley

Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church

Edward White

National Grid

Che Anderson

UMass Medical School

Christopher Watson

Webster Five

John Tenacea

Bank of America

Elizabeth Vittum

Seven Hills Foundation

Geoffrey Spofford

Lian Zarrow

Eric Batista

City of Worcester

Doug Belanger

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/20/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/20/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.