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Dignity, Justice, Respect

For 96 years United Way of Miami-Dade has lived by core principles that all of us should expect for ourselves and grant to others. Those words carry even greater weight today.

As these tragic events continue to demonstrate, without equity for all of us, the community we aspire to be is nothing but a dream.

No matter the race, income, background and zip code, every individual should have an opportunity to thrive. It is why we do what we do – fight for the education, financial stability and health of every individual in our community. We stand with our communities in this moment of grief and call upon all of us to come together to heal wounds, address systemic issues and ensure equity and justice for all.

Maria C. Alonso, President & CEO, UNITED WAY OF MIAMI-DADE

Who we are

Changing lives is at the heart of what we do – from our beginnings in 1924 to now. We partner with hundreds of individuals and organizations that share a collective vision for what is possible. Through our work in education, financial stability and health, we are improving the odds for children and families, today and for generations to come.

    Our world has changed, yet the needs have not

    There are new struggles and old challenges that are bigger than ever—but there is hope. For 96 Years, United Way has been there through every struggle and every challenge our community has faced. Join us as we continue the fight for a stronger Miam

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