What We Do

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us.United Ways identify and build on community strengths and assets, help individuals and groups with specific community interests find ways to contribute their time and talents, support direct-service programs and community-change efforts, and advocate public-policy changes.Recently, the United Way has also placed an emphasis on eradicating homelessness with an annual Greater Los Angeles HomeWalk. Kobe Bryant has hosted the walk for several consecutive years.