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Creating a community where everyone can thrive


It is our vision at United Way of South Hampton Roads to see a vibrant community where every person has access to the resources they need to thrive. While we work towards this vision daily, we recognize that the path towards prosperity is barricaded by racial inequity and injustice for communities of color.
We know structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to our society’s deepest and most persistent challenges – challenges we seek to solve. Our unique advantage is our track record of bringing people and resources together to solve big problems and to drive towards systemic change through collaboration. We cannot achieve this goal without amplifying the voices of those that have traditionally been marginalized and partnering with communities of color to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.

We commit to leveraging our assets and those of our partners to support the lasting, transformational changes needed to create a community that is fully inclusive and equitable for all.
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