United Way of Acadianais creating lasting change by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, earnings, andessentials. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when neighbors meet their own basic needs.
Our Mission:To unite people and organizations with passion, expertise and resources to create more opportunities for a better life.
Our Vision: An educated, prosperous and safe Acadiana where all individuals and families achieve their potential.
Our Core Values: What we hold important ...
Results Oriented:We have a
strong commitment to high level, sustainable impact. We listen and respondto the needs of our communities with
flexibility and nimbleness.Our
decisions and actions conform not only to planned outcomes, but also to
applicable legal and fiscal requirements.We publicly account for our performance and results.
Servant Leadership: We use our influence to advance the common good and to
inspire others to join theUnited Way
movement.We provide support and
advocacy to address underlying conditions. We are focused, bold and courageous.
Turned Outward: We use communities as the first frame of reference
and we infuse this perspective into all that we do.Community aspirations guide our priorities
and our actions. We are committed to a United Way
that is relevant to its people, its community, and the times.
Collaborative: We believe in the power of a shared vision and mutual
support/accountabilities.We work with
the assumption that individuals and groups are willing and able to make
positive contributions to solving complex community problems.
Inclusive and Diverse:We respect and
embrace the engagement of people of all levels.We develop an environment that holds opportunities for all.
Learning and Innovation: We use creativity to generate new insights,
opportunities and solutions.We demonstrate
continuous learning and adaptability.We
anticipate and respond to changing conditions.We leverage ambiguity and uncertainty.
demonstrate caring, and we communicate with transparency and respect.We honor commitments and take responsibility
for our promises and our actions.Resources that communities contribute to United Way are wisely invested
Our Roles: These are just some of the ways we make a difference in the community.
United Way of Acadiana serves Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes.
For a complete list of programs and services offered by United Way of Acadiana partners, pleaseclick here.