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Program Highlight: United Way of Tulare County

The United Way of Tulare County (UWTC) focuses on improving conditions for individuals, families and children to strengthen the whole community.

For more than 30 years, United Way has worked to understand the complex issues that cause economic disparity. We partner with other community experts and volunteers to solve the greatest issues of impoverished conditions—health, education, and financial stability.

Our 2-1-1 Program connects people to vital resources and assistance programs that address the everyday challenges of living, as well as the challenges that may arise during emergencies. Help is just a phone call, click of an app, or website search away. Dial 2-1-1, visit:, or download our mobile app “211 Intelliful.”

UWTC is focused on increasing high school graduation rates and preparing students for their continued educational success. By developing the expertise to enhance college access services and programs in Tulare County, we are committed to cultivating a culture of college and career readiness. From our innovative Going2College texting campaign (providing specific text reminders and resources to high school students, parents, and counselors), to our strong fight to bring free community college education to Tulare County, our College Access Initiative leads the way.

Each year, we provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to Tulare County community benefit organizations which meet our stringent standards of excellence and whose programs focus on health, education, and financial stability. UWTC also helps organizations in Tulare County become more effective, stable, and sustainable.

The Literacy Project of UWTC takes a strong stand against illiteracy by promoting and encouraging reading, while aimed at lowering the high rate of illiteracy in Tulare County. We provide vital funding for K-3 teachers so they can purchase the books they need to inspire reading in their classrooms.

Explore our Financial Literacy program as well, set to strengthen the economic stability of both the individual and family.

To learn more about United Way of Tulare County, visit their website or give them a call at (559) 685-1766.


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