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what we do

The Truth is

INEQUITY AFFECTS US ALL

“When you allow racial disparity and institutional inequity to affect one part of the country, eventually it’s coming back to get everyone.”

TIM WISE

WE UNITE PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS & RESOURCES TO FIGHT ISSUES CAUSED BY LONG-STANDING INEQUITY.

Alongside our partners, we help create opportunities for men, women, and children throughout Delaware and Salem County (NJ).

Grade Level Reading

GRADE LEVEL READING

We provide academic support to young learners to ensure reading proficiency by 3rd grade.

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College & Career Success

COLLEGE & CAREER SUCCESS

We help young people acquire valuable knowledge and skills, explore career pathways, and retain reliable employment.

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Financial Empowerment

FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT

We guide individuals and families to economic stability and financial empowerment.

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Racial Equity & Social Justice

RACIAL EQUITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

We work to eliminate inequity created by centuries of racial, social, and economic oppression.

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We’re All Connected:

HOW THE UWDE NETWORK DRIVES CHANGE IN THE COMMUNITY

We never work alone. For 75 years, we’ve relied on individual, community, government, and corporate partners to help us in the trenches. Without our network, we wouldn’t be able to create and invest in programs, partner with other organizations, and mobilize people to create a tidal wave of impact throughout our region.

Hover over image to learn about our partner network:

United Way of Delaware

United Way of Delaware

Wilmington, DE
United Way of Delaware
United Way of Delaware

The DuPont Company

Wilmington, DE
DuPont Company
Burris Logistics

Burris Logistics

Harrington, DE
Burris Logistics
Children & Families First

Children & Families First

New Castle, DE
DuPont Company
Boys & Girls Club of Delaware

Boys & Girls Club of Delaware

Bear, DE
Boys and Girls CLub of Delaware
Foodbank of Delaware

Foodbank of Delaware

Milford, DE
Foodbank of Delaware
The State of Delaware

The State of Delaware

Dover, DE
DuPont Company
Salem County (NJ)

Salem County (NJ)

Salem County Government
The Arc Salem County

The Arc Salem County

The Arc Salem County
First State Community Action

First State Community Action

Georgetown, DE
First State Community Action
UWDE Donor

Donor

Middletown, DE
UWDE Donor
UWDE Donor

Donor

Newark, DE
UWDE Donor
UWDE Donor

Donor

Camden, DE
UWDE Donor
UWDE Donor

Donor

Fenwick Island, DE
UWDE Donor
UWDE Donor

Donor

Elmer, NJ
UWDE Donor
The Smiths

Volunteer

Wilmington, DE
UWDE Volunteer
UWDE Volunteer Image

Volunteer

Rehoboth Beach, DE
UWDE Volunteer
United Way of Delaware

United Way of Delaware

Wilmington, DE
United Way of Delaware
United Way of Delaware

The DuPont Company

Wilmington, DE
DuPont Company
Burris Logistics

Burris Logistics

Harrington, DE
Burris Logistics
Children & Families First

Children & Families First

New Castle, DE
DuPont Company
Boys & Girls Club of Delaware

Boys & Girls Club of Delaware

Bear, DE
Boys and Girls CLub of Delaware
Foodbank of Delaware

Foodbank of Delaware

Milford, DE
Foodbank of Delaware
The State of Delaware

The State of Delaware

Dover, DE
DuPont Company
Salem County (NJ)

Salem County (NJ)

Salem County Government
The Arc Salem County

The Arc Salem County

The Arc Salem County
First State Community Action

First State Community Action

Georgetown, DE
First State Community Action
UWDE Donor

Donor

Middletown, DE
UWDE Donor
UWDE Donor

Donor

Newark, DE
UWDE Donor
UWDE Donor

Donor

Camden, DE
UWDE Donor
UWDE Donor

Donor

Fenwick Island, DE
UWDE Donor
UWDE Donor

Donor

Elmer, NJ
UWDE Donor
The Smiths

Volunteer

Wilmington, DE
UWDE Volunteer
UWDE Volunteer Image

Volunteer

Rehoboth Beach, DE
UWDE Volunteer
Create Programs

Create Programs

We design our programs to help children read better, prepare young people for career success, and put adults on the path to financial stability.

Invest in Programs

Fund Initatives

We fund community partner programs that align with our core initiatives: Grade Level Reading, College & Career Success, and Financial Stability.

Partner with Organizations

Provide Support

We partner with other non-profits organizations to help them strengthen their mission, amplify their impact, and reach more people within our community.

UWDE Mobilize Community Icon

Mobilize Community

Finally, we encourage families, individuals, and corporations to join us as we fight to improve life for everyone living in Delaware and Salem County (NJ).

FEATURED PROGRAMS

WILL YOU JOIN THE FIGHT?

United starts with 'U'.

GIVE, ADVOCATE, or VOLUNTEER today to do your part.