What is United Way's role in Collective Impact?

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s (UWTSA) mission is, “Building a better community by uniting people, ideas and resources.”

UWTSA is a backbone organization, possessing the infrastructure necessary to achieve large-scale social change by being a problem solver, focusing on eliminating the root causes of poverty in our region that lead to hunger, crime, homelessness, drug abuse, unemployment and missing school. These things affect us all in one way or another and we all know people – friends, neighbors, family members, coworkers – who have been significantly impacted by some of these challenges. We invest in the areas that will achieve the greatest impact in our community.

We all win when a child succeeds in school, a neighborhood turns around, families have good health, and workers have solid jobs. And we believe education is the key to developing and sustaining healthy, financially stable, self-sufficient communities.