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A legacy of change
Ending poverty starts in school

United Way California Capital Region has been serving our five county region for nearly 100 years to build stronger, healthier and more compassionate communities.

We are dedicated to improving the lives of families and children, and strengthening communities in Amador, El Dorado,Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. Our team works with donors, volunteers, corporate partners, nonprofit partners, schools, government bodies and more to improve people’s lives by working together and bringing all of our resources to the table.

United Way California Capital Region is an independent local affiliate of United Way Worldwide with a local board of directors.

Ending poverty starts in school.

Sacramento area kids who graduate from college are 62% less likely to live in poverty than those who drop out of high school. That’s why in 2016, we launched a legacy project to create lasting change in our community and significantly reduce poverty in our region.

Square One Project is our 20-year commitment to increase the number of kids who graduate from high school ready for college or career. Together with our community partners, we provide kids with the tools and resources they need to succeed in school and beyond.