The community spoke and we’re listening!

United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is leveraging community feedback from 1,200 caring residents as we continue our strategic planning work of ending local poverty.

The survey was released in the Spring of 2020, and asked people to identify local social issues they believed needed to be addressed, their overall opinion of UWGG, and how best to engage the community in our work. The survey was conducted by a consulting group to ensure unbiased results and reporting. Check out the Community Survey Executive Summary.

In the survey, the community identified the following issues in order:

  1. Homelessness/housing
  2. Poverty
  3. Mental health
  4. Crime
  5. Health care
  6. Hunger

UWGG understands the need to address these issues as part of our strategy to end poverty because research shows these issues and poverty are deeply connected.

While our work will continue to develop over time, UWGG is pleased to report how its current strategically-funded partnerships are aligned with these issues. Check out our partnerships that are working together to end poverty.