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Community Impact Volunteers

The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties' Community Impact Fund Distribution process helps ensure that the Partner Agency programs receiving United Way funds are creating measurable, meaningful results to improve the education, financial stability and health of everyone in our community.

These dedicated volunteers give their time from January - May to carefully review parter agency program client data, units of service, budgets, outcomes, indicators and other crucial metrics to scrutinize program effectiveness and determine appropriate funding levels. This annual citizen review process truly sets the United Way apart from other nonprofit organizations and ensures gifts to the United Way are well spent for maximum impact.

As a Community Impact Fund Distribution volunteer, you will become involved in a collective decision making process that involves about 10-15 volunteers on each of four Community Impact Committees.  Each Committee meets 8-12 times for a total of 20-25 hours from January - May.  Each Committee reviews 10-15 Partner Agency Programs regarding their programs and budgets and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors of the United Way for new allocations which are announced in June for the following fiscal year. 

There are four Committees:

  1. Income (Helping families and individuals achieve greater self-sufficiency by empowering them with skills and knowledge.)
    Meeting Day: Tuesdays
    Meeting Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
     
  2. Education (Providing children and teens with opportunities for quality learning and skill development.)
    Meeting Day: Mondays
    Meeting Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
     
  3. Health I (Providing all residents the opportunity to achieve optimal physical and mental health while promoting healthy lifestyles and communities.)
    Meeting Day: Wednesdays
    Meeting Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
     
  4. Health II (Providing all residents the opportunity to achieve optimal physical and mental health while promoting healthy lifestyles and communities.)
    Meeting Day: Thursdays
    Meeting Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Education and Income will meet and do a full review of their Agency Programs during the Spring 2018 process.
Health I & II will only do a general review and a final Wrap Up meeting.  There will be no tours or meetings with their Agency Programs.  A full review of these Programs will be done next year during the Spring 2019 process.
 
QUESTIONS? CONTACT STIG FROMM, UNITED WAY'S DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY IMPACT, (570) 343-1267 X226.