Empowering Economic Mobility

When individuals and families can plan and budget for their financial needs, they lead more stable and self-sufficient lives. Yet managing day-to-day expenses can be challenging for many, especially low-wage earners. Communities like New Bedford are particularly impacted, where, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022 study, of the 65,150 wage earners, 51% make less than $50,000 a year.

That’s why we are committed to providing programs and funding so everyone we serve can connect to opportunities that offer a pathway to economic mobility.

United Way Supports:

  • Enrollment access and assistance for the U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan
  • Money management coaching and resources for women
  • Workplace financial wellness services
  • Grantmaking for financial stability-focused programs

UWGNB Initiatives:

UWGNB Funding: