UNITED WAY OF NORTHERN ARIZONA

Step Up for our Youth - The United Way of Northern Arizona is investing in the power and potential of successful, resilient youth.

aka UWNA   |   Flagstaff, AZ   |  www.nazunitedway.org

Mission

Improving lives by mobilizing communities to create lasting changes in community conditions.

Ruling year info

1968

President/CEO

Mr. Carol Dykes

Main address

1515 E. Cedar Avenue, Suite D-1

Flagstaff, AZ 86004 USA

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EIN

86-0211666

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Way of Northern Arizona fosters and invests in high-potential, community-based initiatives to achieve our mission. Our efforts are focused on investing in the power and potential of successful, resilient youth, while providing basic needs for families and individuals in stress. Every initiative is measured through community-inspired, outcome-based metrics that are essential to achieving positive social change and sustainable impact for youth and our community. We bring partners together from every sector–public, private, and non-profit. No other organization brings together as many people, in as many ways, to solve critical issues in the communities we serve. Together, we can guide members of our communities to achieve their potential through education, to become self-sufficient by earning a stable income, and improve their lives by breaking the cycle.

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?

KinderCamp™

KinderCamp™ is an early education program that provides children ages 4-5 the foundational, social and academic skills necessary for a successful transition into kindergarten. While students attend this program they receive a basic dental hygiene screening and oral health lessons along with nutritional and healthy lifestyle coaching. The combination of these three services creates and ensures a successful and enriching future for its participants.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) nurtures a love of reading among children aged birth to five and their families by providing them with a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, DPIL helps families create home libraries that will encourage literacy and a love of reading. Moreover, DPIL insures that every child has books, regardless of their family’s income.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Every child deserves equitable access to world-class educational experiences from cradle through career to help them reach their full potential.
LAUNCH Flagstaff is one of United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) partnerships working to advance a culture of equitable access to world-class education for every child, from cradle through career.
• LAUNCH Flagstaff serves a neutral community convener via a collective impact framework to create cultural change from cradle to career in advancing world-class education

Population(s) Served
Adults

During emergencies and disasters, those affected need help. UWNA responds to crisis needs by providing volunteers to assist those in need.
United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) organizes volunteer efforts and assists community members with basic needs as they recover financially and emotionally from natural disasters. In addition, UWNA participates and hosts the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) volunteers and meetings.
United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) continually seeks volunteers to work with local governments, nonprofits and agencies to help alleviate suffering during the most difficult time's communities face.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We believe in the power and potential of successful, resilient youth to create thriving communities.

The United Way of Northern Arizona is investing in the power and potential of successful, resilient youth. Following are three community-inspired initiatives we believe are essential to achieving positive social change and sustainable impact for our youth and community.

Early Childhood Development - This initiative will improve social-emotional development, cognitive language skills, early literacy, mathematics, and science learning while increasing support and knowledge for educators, nonprofits, parents, and caregivers. This will help ensure that children meet developmental milestones that lead to success throughout their lives.

Positive Youth Development - This initiative is based on the principles of the 6 C’s which include confidence, character, connection, competence, caring and contribution. This positive framework will guide our community in organizing services, opportunities, and support to assist our young people in reaching their full potential.

Safety and Security - Being able to meet basic needs like safe housing and adequate food enables families to move from day-to-day existence to planning for a positive future.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships
Sexual identity

Where we work

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.

Early Childhood Development - improve social-emotional development, cognitive language skills, early literacy, mathematics, and science learning while increasing support and knowledge for educators, nonprofits, parents and caregivers. This will help ensure that children meet
developmental milestones that lead to success throughout their lives.

Positive Youth Development - based on the principles of the 6 C’s which include confidence, character, connection, competence, caring and contribution. This positive framework will guide our community in organizing services, opportunities and support to assist our young people in reaching their full potential.

Safety and Security - Being able to meet basic needs like safe housing and adequate food enables families to move from day-to-day existence to planning for the positive future.

Volunteer Engagement; Collaborative Partnerships, Constituent Relationship Management, Results-Based Convening and Advocacy.

Increase percentage of kindergarten children scoring high on developmental assessments. Increase percentage of children achieving appropriate literacy skills by the end of the third grade.
Increase percentage of community members earning an income higher than 200 percent of federal poverty level.
Increase percentage of community members receiving timely regular preventative health care.

In collaboration with United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) Partners, the following is just a few of what has been accomplished toward our goals;
Early Childhood Development
55,740 books have been give to children ages 0-8
680 children enrolled in early childhood programs

Positive Youth Development
1,664 youth are enrolled in Social-Emotional Well-Being Programs
2,499 youth participating in STEAM, creative arts, physical education, and health education programs
1,433 demonstrated progress in social and emotional development in the areas of self-control, empathy, teamwork, problem-solving, and mindfulness.
25,760 Mentoring hours provided

Safety and Security Meeting Basic Needs
112,403 Individuals received food assistance
1,555 Individuals received shelter/housing assistance
32,499 families received food assistance

Financials

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Operations

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

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UNITED WAY OF NORTHERN ARIZONA

Board of directors
as of 2/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Stacey Brechler-Knaggs

City of Flagstaff

Term: 2021 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mike Kelly

W. L. Gore and Associates

Term: 2021 - 2022

Janet Dean

APS

Stacey Brechler-Knaggs

City of Flagstaff

Bruce Blankenship

Retired - Northern Arizona Health Care

James Jayne

Navajo County

Mike Kelly

W.L. Gore & Associates

Tom Cheng

Northern Arizona University

Reed Hancock

Tuscon Electric Power

Erika Harting

Wells Fargo Bank

Jennifer Hernandez

Expect More Arizona

Candy Owens

Retired

Mike Penca

Flagstaff Unified School District

Chris Reed

Christ's Church of Flagstaff

Gaberiella Smith

Kinney Construction Services

Jeffery Springborn

Nestle Purina

Todd Parker

Flagstaff Medical Center

Jabarha (Kutt) Nichols

Kuttz Barbershop

Eric Scott

Navajo County

Joshua Maher

Northern Arizona University

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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/22/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data