United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
99 Years + Counting: We Were Built For This
Our Vision, Mission & Values
In June 2021 we will celebrate 100 years of service here in Buncombe County. As we prepare for our second century of work, we want to be crystal clear about who we are, why we exist, and what we stand for so that we can meet the needs of our community.
At our May 2020 board meeting, we adopted the following vision, mission, focus, and guiding principles that will serve as a north star to all of our work.
VISION A united and resilient community where everyone belongs and everyone thrives
MISSION We mobilize and support a robust network of people, partners, and resources to collectively fight the root causes and consequences of poverty
FOCUS We employ the community school strategy as the organizing framework for elevating student success, supporting families, and engaging communities throughout Buncombe County