Education is a gateway out of poverty, but odds are often stacked against students—especially students of color—from the start.

We believe that income, ZIP code and race shouldn’t influence success in school. But right now, they do. We’re helping students graduate because we know that, for an individual or household, education is the best way to avoid or escape poverty.

United Way of St. Lucie & Okeechobee is working to break down barriers so that young people can pursue both an education and their dreams.


Impacting Education Initiatives

Community Partnership School- White City Elementary

Born Learning Trail

Little Libraries

Tools for Schools St. Lucie


Impacting education, our partners include

Early Learning Coalition of SLC

PACE Center for Girls

Roundtable of St. Lucie 

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Okeechobee Education Foundation

Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee Counties