United Way of Southern Nevada Announces Life-Changing 2018-19 Results of $1 Million Funding

United Way funded agencies change lives from cradle-to-career

With a goal toward improving lives by providing cradle-to-career support, United Way of Southern Nevada is proud to announce life-changing outcomes for 4,462 children, families and individuals. UWSN’s seven funded community partners help to break the cycle of poverty by providing innovative solutions in early education, student success, post-secondary attainment and workforce supports.  

“By bringing our community together to identify organizations with proven results, we made a much larger impact than any one organization can alone,” said UWSN Board Chair Tom Kovach. “With three years of funding support, we are creating change that is proving to move the needle for generations to come.”

“We are incredibly proud and humbled by the impact of our seven funded organizations,” said Ms. Kyle B. Rahn, United Way’s President and CEO. “When we meet the families, single parents, first-generation college students, struggling students and young children whose lives are forever changed through our funding, we know that with our community’s support we can truly change the future of Las Vegas.” 

Through a community-wide effort, the seven funded organizations were selected through a rigorous process. Programs were evaluated by community volunteers on the merits of their submitted proposal. Each program was reviewed by four external reviewers using a standardized rubric included with the application packet. A rigorous fiscal review was also conducted.  

The 2018-19 first-year results of the seven organizations that were awarded $1M over a three-year period are as follows: 

  • Girls on the Run Las Vegas - 572 Girls built self-worth and confidence through an after-school life skills and enrichment program producing positive youth development outcomes including physical, psychological, and social assets, and health promoting behaviors and outcomes. 

  • Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow - 478 Clients received job readiness courses though one-on-one integrated case management and a comprehensive array of services directed to the development of work readiness soft-skills coupled with hard-skills training leading to industry recognized certifications. 

  • Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas – 365 High school students received tools to graduate and achieve future success in college and career through the Post-Secondary College Success Model, which provides knowledge, support, and financial resources to help students and their families get to and through college. 

  • Las Vegas / Clark County Library District Foundation – 2,089 students received free after-school tutoring delivered by CCSD teachers in eight library branches across the Las Vegas valley. 

  • Leaders in Training – 154 Students were inspired to graduate college and become leaders in their community through interventions and supports to ensure East and North Las Vegas students – who are the first in their family to attend higher education – have the equitable access, resources, knowledge, and skills to attain a post-secondary degree and use their education and success to give back to their community and empower a better Nevada for all. 

  • Nevada Health Centers – 774 Youth received essential health services through the Mobile Unit Coalition Targeting At-Risk Children & Youth in Clark County, which utilizes cross-sector partnerships to deliver a holistic approach to addressing the medical and support needs of higher risk youth, providing the foundation necessary for educational achievement. 

  • Sunrise Children’s Foundation – 30 Families were inspired to become their child’s first teacher through the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program, which works with families in their homes to support parents in their critical role as their child’s first and most important teacher and empowers parents to actively prepare their children for success in school. 

To learn more about the $1 million funding, please contact Laurie Mann at 702-563-7813 or LaurieM@uwsn.org.


About United Way of Southern Nevada: 
United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives from cradle to career. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. We are bold and innovative to solve our toughest problems. Together, we fight for the future of our community – and we will win. Join us at uwsn.org.  



United Way of Southern Nevada Announces Life-Changing 2018-19 Results of $1 Million Funding