We’ve identified important issues in our community and created a plan to solve them.

To tackle deeply rooted issues like poverty, we need to address the base causes of these problems instead of providing quick, band-aid fixes. We’ve collaborated with partners across the community, including nonprofit organizations, policymakers, businesses and people like you, to develop effective solutions that bring everyone to the table.

We’ve explored how to align our resources and unite our community to create this change. Together, this makes up our Community-Based Agenda, which is based on one key idea: by helping the whole family - providing strong starts for children and students while supporting their families and communities - we can break the cycle of poverty and create lasting, transformational change for Southern Nevada’s children and families. 

Our Focus Areas


Early Childhood Education

We provide children with opportunities to close learning gaps and prepare for school through pre-kindergarten programs. Read more about our early childhood education programs.


Student Success

We help students reach graduation day by providing resources throughout middle school and high school. Read more about our student success programs.


College and Career Transitions

We expand access to higher education and certifications through programs that create a stronger and more stable workforce for Southern Nevada. Read more about our college and career transitions programs.


Workforce Supports

We help families navigate health services, income supports, job placements and everything else that goes into creating a good life so the whole family can succeed. Read more about our workforce supports programs.


COVID-19 Response & Community Support

We created the UWSN Emergency Needs Fund to provide immediate basic needs through local nonprofits, established the UWSN CARES Childcare Assistance program, brought together 200 nonprofits to help the thousands of people who need us, and matched volunteers with organizations that need their help. Read more about our COVID-19 response.

Our Impact