Innovative Thinking Headlines Community Investment Training

United Way of the OzarksAnnouncement, Education, Financial Stability, Health

New fund supports nonprofits with an entrepreneurial and competitive spirit Our region’s challenges require new and innovative approaches. United Way of the Ozarks’ new Community Investment strategy includes a unique approach to addressing our community’s needs and emerging challenges. Starting this year, 10 percent of the … Read More

UWO Team Complete for the First Time in Two Years

United Way of the OzarksAnnouncement

Retirements. New opportunities. And a pandemic. All were contributing factors to multiple vacancies experienced by the United Way of the Ozarks team beginning in 2019. After lifting a hiring freeze and conducting a strategic reorganization, the office is now fully staffed. It’s also embarking on … Read More

More than 200 volunteers rally around area nonprofits during the second United Way of the Ozarks Day of Caring in 2021 

United Way of the OzarksAnnouncement, Uncategorized, United Way Events, Volunteer

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“It’s been a hard past year, and we’ve been fortunate,” said Clarissa Shea, claims coordinator for American National during United Way of the Ozarks Day of Caring. “We met a lot of really cool people from another company in town. We got to build new relationships and learn about the Girl … Read More

COVID-19 Response: Mental Health Advocacy

Liz WertzCOVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Community Response: Mental Health Advocacy

United Way of the Ozarks has worked diligently to connect communities and people during this past year. Through facing a health crisis, our community has persevered to navigate the new innovations, protocols, and needs that the COVID-19 crisis has inflicted in our community. Our partner … Read More

COVID-19 Response: Changing lives through literacy

Liz WertzCOVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Community Response: Changing Lives Through Literacy

United Way of the Ozarks is committed to supporting our partner nonprofits, including Ozarks Literacy Council. Ozarks Literacy Council seeks to “unlock the life-changing power of literacy for every willing learner.” It provides programs, including free one-on-one tutoring, to promote literacy in Southwest Missouri. During … Read More