Leaders in the Community Inspiring Change
What is the Women United difference?
Founded in 2008, Women United is a United Way of the Midlands (UWM) affinity group grounded in the idea that addressing the most critical local needs will lift up our community as a whole. We have a unique model of targeted educational and volunteer opportunities that assist our members in gaining deeper, first-hand knowledge of the issues that face our metropolitan area.
Prepared with this heightened understanding of not only the needs, but the solutions, Women United members strengthen our community and make a positive difference through their investment in the work of UWM.
We are committed to exploring the issues our neighbors face, while supporting the human service responses that will make a positive impact on people’s lives and enhance the overall strength of our community.
Our current aim is to help disconnected young people, known as Opportunity Youth (OY), access education and job opportunities. As COVID-19 continues to impact the physical, mental and financial health of our community, we know more youth than ever are in need of help and support.
Our Annual Impact
raised for Opportunity Youth
Opportunity Youth connected
to school or work
Why Engage?When you make a qualifying gift to UWM, you’ll receive opportunities to…
Align with Women United members
to tackle community issues
Participate in exclusive events
and volunteer opportunities
Attend educational and networking opportunities
Receive recognition and visibility
at key UWM events
About Opportunity Youth
Opportunity Youth are young adults between the ages of 16-24 who are disconnected from school or work. There are more than 8,000 Opportunity Youth living in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area alone. That’s why the Opportunity Youth Alliance – a group of more than 50 community partners – created the HUB. Housed out of Project Everlast – Omaha, the HUB staff help Opportunity Youth access community supports and services so they can secure a job or go back to school.
In its last year, Women United is fundraising to support the work of the HUB, and ultimately, help more youth start down a path to independence and success.
Strengthen our community and make a positive difference by participating in our events throughout the year. Check out our website for an up-to-date list!
Come connect with other passionate women in the community and learn what Women United’s all about at our annual membership party!
Mary E. Lopez Lunch & Learn Series
Explore a community-specific human service challenge at one of our three educational lunch-and-learn events throughout the year.
Learn more about our current initiative and the results of your investments at this event.
Join us as we participate in UWM’s community-wide signature volunteer events.
How to Get Involved
There are a variety of ways for Women United members to actively participate in the group, such as holding a leadership role, heading up specific projects or working from home to promote the group. Some specific opportunities include the following —
- Event planning: lunch & learns, member party, social events, annual events
- Managing our membership list
- Preparing newsletters and Facebook content
For more information or to express interest in getting involved, visit unitedwaymidlands.org/womenunited,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or follow Women United on Facebook.
DOES YOUR COMPANY RUN A UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN?
You can donate $1,500 and check the Women United box when you fill out the electronic or paper pledge form to join us!
To support Women United’s initiative, you can also choose to designate your funds to Opportunity Youth on our donation forms.
IF YOUR COMPANY DOESN’T RUN A UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN
Just visit www.unitedwaymidlands.org/womenunited to make your $1,500 pledge and check the Women United box.