United Way Committees and Coalitions

Committees and Coalitions

By joining a United Way coalition or committee, you can use your time, talent and voice to make a difference in your community.

Using the Collective Impact model, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is making a long-term investment in deep and meaningful change around large-scale, complex social issues. To achieve population level goals and lasting results, Collective Impact partners must come together to solve a common goal from multiple angles with one organization serving as the“backbone” or lead convenor.

what we do


  • Focus on a common goal
  • Authentically engage in community-led problem solving
  • Align on a mix of policy and programmatic interventions
  • Agree on how to measure progress
  • Continuously communicate, learn and improve


  • Age-Friendly Lehigh Valley – Building an inclusive community for people of all ages
  • AmeriCorps – Expanding collective impact to address critical concerns
  • Bank On Lehigh Valley – Ensuring everyone has access to safe and affordable financial services
  • Challenge 5 Attendance Coalition – Keeping students engaged in learning
  • Fund for Racial Justice and Equity – Investing in community-led solutions to systemic racism
  • Leader in Me – Empowering students, teachers and families to be life-ready learners
  • Lehigh Valley Early Childhood Coalition – Increasing school readiness
  • Lehigh Valley Freedom Schools Partnership – Empowering youth through summer literacy and cultural enrichment
  • Lehigh Valley Reads – Ensuring all students can read on grade level
  • Lehigh Valley Regional Homeless Advisory Board – Preventing homelessness
  • Lehigh Valley Summer Learning Coalition – Increasing access to high-quality summer learning
  • Public Policy and Advocacy Committee – Advocating for a healthy community through legislative change
  • Resilient Lehigh Valley – Building resilient youth through trauma-informed communities
  • United Way Community Schools Network – Supporting students’ needs and academic success
“United Way assures us that our contribution makes a purposeful impact. The flexibility to direct dollars to causes important to our family is influential to our giving.”

Jarrett and Mandy Laubach
Tocqueville Society Members

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