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The ability for a child to be successful later on in his/her educational career highly relies on the early education received. With this in mind, Pikes Peak United Way launched Success By 6, a nationally recognized program. The program targets children and parents who live in our most vulnerable parts of the city, to ensure that no family is left out of the educational opportunities they deserve.
Pikes Peak United Way strengthens our community by improving education, income and health – focusing on youth success and family stability.
Pikes Peak United Way, UCCS and Colorado Springs School District 11 have partnered to create Colorado Springs Promise, a program that will help students overcome academic, social and economic barriers to success through a two-generational approach focused on children and families. Together, we are providing champions to guide and mentor, family engagement and resources. The partnership is looking for funding, volunteers and opportunities for young people to gain exposure to higher education and career opportunities.
Colorado Springs suffers from a lack of affordable housing and currently has no project-based permanent supportive housing developments addressing the needs of Veterans who are seeking to end their homelessness. Pikes Peak United Way’s new Freedom Springs will change that. By offering affordable housing and on-site supportive services to develop and maintain stability, Freedom Springs will provide a uniquely supportive community environment for formerly homeless Veterans.
2-1-1 is a free, confidential, easy-to-remember three-digit phone number that connects people in need with the health and human services they require. Whether calling for utilities assistance or a referral for child care, 2-1-1 takes more than 30,000 calls per year.
The Community Impact Fund is the largest pool of financial gifts collected through our annual campaign. It is distributed through our volunteer-driven Fund Allocations process and helps to solve our community’s most critical needs and address relevant issues.
The Imagination Library allows children between the ages of birth and 5 years old the opportunity to receive 1 book mailed to their home every month until their 5th birthday. $150 sponsors one child for 5 years of Imagination Library Enrollment (60 brand new books)
Through Youth Venture, students develop leadership skills and self-confidence by creating and implementing service projects. By taking an entrepreneurial approach to the creation of projects, Youth Venture gives our middle and high school youth the opportunity to have a voice in how they would like to change a problem they see in their school and community.