The Engagement Center is the place within United Way where giving, advocacy and volunteering come together.

In the Engagement Center, we bring the activities of our donors and volunteers together to accomplish our goal to create a healthy community where all our children graduate and all our families are financially stable. The goal is to engage our entire community to LIVE UNITED and advance education, income and health.

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We raise funds to address our community’s most critical issues. Your investment to United Way’s Community Impact Fund has the greatest impact on Greater Cleveland as it helps to inspire and sustain long-term solutions.

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We advocate for solutions to address community needs that generate lasting change. When you stand with us and  together we advocate for an issue that we are passionate about, we are able to increase awareness, strengthen public policy and secure critically needed government support.

We match our corporate partners’ corporate social responsibility objectives with United Way’s community impact agenda. This allows us to deploy volunteer power and voices to get community work done.


We also encourage you to connect with others to LIVE UNITED. Our Young Leaders group offers engaging and meaningful philanthropic opportunities for young professionals.  The Women’s Leadership Council is a dynamic group of philanthropic Greater Cleveland women making a difference in our community.

When you participate in the United Way of Greater Cleveland Engagement Center, our community becomes healthier, our resources grow, our kids graduate and our families become financially stable…You LIVE UNITED! For more information, please contact Shenise Johnson-Thomas, Director, Engagement Center, at or 216-436-2130.

Be sure to also join our online communities at Facebook and Twitter.