Commitment to Racial Equity

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
United Way’s mission is to bring together people and resources for the well-being of children and families, by meeting immediate needs and finding long-term solutions to challenges facing our community.

Structural racism has contributed to persistent disparities in our region. We recognize that centering race and ethnicity in United Way is critical to ending the historical and social inequities that continue to exist in central and northeastern Connecticut.

Current and future community leaders live in every town in our service area. We are committed to authentically engaging with them as partners, donors and volunteers. We can only eliminate disparities when everyone has the opportunity to create new solutions to challenges facing our region.


Connecticut United Ways*

Connecticut United Ways recognize structural racism, ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to racial disparities that have existed in the past and persist in the present.

We unequivocally denounce racism and ethnic discrimination in all forms, and we remain committed to building a future of greater opportunity and true equity for all people living in our communities. We act by tackling the structural barriers to equity from past and present systemic racism that have impeded the health, safety, and wellbeing of traditionally marginalized people.

Connecticut United Ways will continue to work with residents across all communities to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.

*United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is one of 15 local, independent United Ways in the state. United Way of Connecticut serves as the state association.