Transformation is possible when we harness and unite our collective wisdom, resources and manpower to address the complex issues facing our community. United Way of the Piedmont creates high leverage collective impact to address the issues of behavioral health and poverty.


  • Born Learning is a national public engagement campaign originated by United Way Worldwide, Civitas, the Ad Council and the Families and Work Institute that helps parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.
  • Sharing a vision for helping all children be ready for school and a lifetime of success, seven United Ways in the Upstate have partnered to create Born Learning Upstate SC.
  • United Way of the Piedmont has helped establish 14 Born Learning Trails and is developing an innovative Born Learning Resource Center.

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  • Collaboration of nonprofits, businesses, government and others focused on increasing individual self-sufficiency in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties, thereby decreasing rates of poverty.
  • Established goal to move 2,000 families toward self-sufficiency in 2,000 days.
  • Outside funding has been leveraged to provide a staff member dedicated to connecting households to needed resources.

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  • Collaboration of organizations linked to the roughly 70,000 individuals in Spartanburg County living with mental illness and/or addiction.
  • Leveraging outside resources to increase community access to behavioral health services; to date over $2 million leveraged.
  • Identifying and implementing strategies to increase access to care while also pinpointing more “upstream” approaches that could prevent behavioral health issues.

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