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How Community Partnerships Build a Stronger Community

Through our Community Impact work, your continuing involvement with the United Way will help create lasting change. Your expertise, energy and relationships are vital resources, since Community Impact is an effort that’s owned by the entire community. We promise to direct those resources to efforts that target the underlying causes of issues that affect our community – and which deliver measurable, long-term results.

United Way’s agency partners are doing great work every day, and there will always be a need for basic needs and prevention and development programs. But Community Impact takes that work one step further. Working together with a broad range of community partners – partner agencies, schools, faith-based groups, businesses, energized individuals, local government and more – we’re seeking results that no one can accomplish alone.

What is Community Impact?

  • Improving the lives of all people affected by the community’s issues – not just clients of programs funded by United Way.
  • Pinpointing the root causes of problems that threaten our community – developing strategies and partnerships to change them.
  • Working in a multi-faceted role with whatever partners can play a role in changing community conditions.
  • Going beyond the annual campaign to create long-term, ongoing relationships with diverse community investors.

How can you help?

  • Mentor a child
  • Shovel snow or rake leaves
  • Drive for medical appointments
  • Assist a Special Olympics team
  • Pound a nail for a neighbor
  • Deliver a meal for a shut-in
  • Teach a group to make a craft
  • Decorate a bulletin board
  • Share computer skills
  • Help a child with math
  • Develop leadership skills

United Way Success Stories

There are basic things that we all need for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. Thanks to the generosity of United Way National Corporate Leadership companies, their employees and retirees, United Way is making lasting changes in people’s lives across the country.


Please read these real-life stories of lives touched through the United Way:


One Story

Community Impact Sheets

Click on the fact sheets below to learn more about United Way of Greater Yankton's Partner Agencies, Programs & Initiatives, and the IMPACT they make on thousands of lives in our community. 

Domestic Violence Awareness

Fighting Childhood Hunger 

Holiday Partnerships 

Mentoring Youth

Children's Dental Health 

Independence for Seniors 

Child Abuse Prevention 

Supervised Visitation 

Connecting Kids Youth Scholarships 

The IMPACT of Volunteers