Education is MCUW’s No. 1 Focus

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At its last strategic planning session, members of the Matagorda County United Way Board of Directors took a hard look at the problems confronting our community and the resources, programs and services that are necessary to address these issues.  The group determined that lack of education was a major factor in almost every social problem facing our community.  It was decided that MCUW will primarily focus on programs and services that improve and expand educational opportunities while still serving the important work in the areas of health and creation of financial stability that are critical to the making education attainable and improving quality of life. Board members feel the old adage,  “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” is as true today as ever.  Education is the key to fighting poverty and combating its negative consequences.  MCUW remains committed to the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a better life.

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