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Impact projects

the pillars on which to build a better life

United Way seeks the common good by creating opportunities for all. We focus on three areas: education, income and health: the pillars for a good quality of life and a solid community.

Proyectos de educación United Way España

Education

We help children and young people reach all their potential

Proyectos de salud United Way España

Health

We work to improve people’s lives

Proyectos de seguridad financiera United Way España

employability

We promote financial stability and independence.

To start our initiatives we have the support of those who know the most: the social entities and NGOs that know the reality on which we want to act on and know how to do it. On top of this specialization, we add the resources of the companies committed to their local community, as well as the time and dedication of the volunteers who wish to contribute to the welfare of their community and their neighbors. We work focusing on three target audiences: children, youth and the elderly. Many of them living in vulnerable environments where an organizations action and support is essential to help them improve their quality of life.

Education

We help children and young people reach all their potential

PROJECT: TECH 4 ALL

Fomentando habilidades steam

Las competencias STEAM serán indispensables para los trabajos del futuro, por ello ponemos en marcha diferentes talleres y cursos que van  enfocados a mejorar la creatividad, aprender a programar y a que los niños y jóvenes descubran cómo la ciencia y la tecnología pueden ayudarnos en nuestro día a día.

PROYECTO: YOUTH CHALLENGE CELLNEX

Construyendo nuevas oportunidades

Gracias al compromiso de Cellnex Telecom lanzamos este proyecto, en el que trabajamos con institutos en los que el índice de fracaso y abandono escolar es alto, para llevar a cabo programas con alumnos de Formación Profesional y Formación Profesional Básica, con el objetivo de acercarles la realidad del mundo laboral y conectarla con su formación.

PROJECT: THE MUSIC THAT MOVES US

Creation and musical production

This educational project is based on different workshops in which, through the composition of digital music, various fields are worked: recording, sound of videos and multimedia (videos and radio), musical composition and production, sound techniques and mastering.

United Way Tech 4 Schools

PROJECT: DESAFÍO PRO

Young Changemakers

The main objective of this project is to reduce the dropout rate, with special emphasis on students with major learning difficulties and coming from family conflicting environments.

Youth Emporwerment

PROJECT: TECH4CHANGE SCHOOL

Empowering young people for an active use of technology

The main objective of this project is to reduce the dropout rate, with special emphasis on students with major learning difficulties, as well as coming of partner environments conflicting family.

PROJECT: INVENTORS CLUB

Creativity and innovation for young people

The main objective of this project is to awaken the creativity and innovation of young people, empowering them to solve problems of their environment, with technology-based.

Youth Emporwerment

PROJECT: YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Promote a real change in the environment of young people

This project aims to promote a real change in the environment of young people, based on the needs which they themselves have identified on the basis of the methodology of Design for Change.

PROJECT: YOUTH CHALLENGE

GUIDE IN THE DECISIONS OF THE FUTURE

We work with institutes in which the rate of school failure is high to carry out programs with the last high school courses in which the motivation and guidance to make decisions in the nearest future is crucial.

PROJECT: IT4ALL

Access to new technologies

United Way, with the support of Lenovo, the commitment of its workers, and in collaboration with the YMCA and Save the Children, has launched the IT4All to provide access to new technologies and training in cybersecurity to children and young people at risk of exclusion.

United Way España. Proyecto educación. IT4all

PROJECT: CODING4ALL

Coding training

During two afternoons a week and with the help of our Creática partners, a group of boys and girls between 13 and 18 years old learn to program and develop their video games, putting into play their creativity and imagination as well as their learning. We are looking forward to seeing your achievements!

Health

We work to improve people's lives

PROJECT: United & Healthy

Fighting childhood obesity

Childhood and adolescent obesity rates between the ages of 5 and 19 have increased tenfold worldwide from 1975 to 2016. If this trend continues, by 2022, the number of obese children  worldwide will exceed those who are underweight. In addition, this figure is multiplied by three when we refer to minors in a situation of social disadvantage.

Project: United & Healthy

Elderly people who teach, migrants who provide company

We alleviate the loneliness that many elderly people suffer and facilitate the social integration of migrants and refugees, investing in technology and promoting intercultural and intergenerational relations.

PROJECT: HOSPITAL ACCOMPANYING

Hospital Accompanying

Through the work of specialized associations in accompanying hospitalized people, we offer a playful and pedagogical accompaniment that helps to cope with delicate health situations. The impact of this initiative is twofold as the sick themselves and their families are involved in it.

PROJECT: SCIENCE4ALL

Science workshops for hospitalized children

The main objective of the project is to ease the hospital stay of hospitalized children, through science workshops. At the same time we awaken the scientific vocation among these children.

United Way España. Proyecto salud. Mencia

PROJECT: MENCÍA

Accompanying seniors

Through weekly visits to their homes, the volunteers accompany these elderly or dependent people and have a while to talk, enjoy a walk, accompany them to the pharmacy … and give their caregivers some time off.

Employment

We promote the stability and financial independence of people and families

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PROJECT: STABLE EMPLOYMENT

future ready

En colaboración con Salesforce y gracias a sus voluntarios, lanzamos un programa de mentoring en el que jóvenes desempleados, que forman parte de los programas de empleo de YMCA, reciben acompañamiento durante 4/6 sesiones para poder enfrentar su acceso al mundo laboral contando con el apoyo y expertise de los voluntarios.

Proyecto de United Way de acceso a un empleo estable

PROJECT: STABLE EMPLOYMENT

Generation United

United Way collaborates with Generation, promoting the Generation-McKinsey courses that trains long-term unemployed youth in the knowledge and tools that the labor market demands. With very high rates of job stability, with this course we promote the financial stability of our young people.