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Our Impact


United Way creates lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of community issues. We provide a safety net of basic needs services. But we also focus on school success and workforce development with two specific goals: all children enter school ready to learn and all youth graduate high school. We all win when a child succeeds in school and when there are jobs for working families.

Our strategic pillars are:

In addition, we invest in the following community-wide initiatives:


We work with content experts to help drive the investment decisions of the United Way of Pitt County.

In addition to the Community Impact Cabinet members listed below, we work with around 25 other volunteers to review grants, create community level goals as well as the strategies needed to meet those goals. If you are interested in learning more about this process or if you would like to become involved, contact Dwain Cooper at 252-758-1604 ext. 210.

Community Impact Cabinet Cabinet

Wayman Williams - Greenville Housing Authority (Chair)
Kelly Andrews - Pitt County Development Division
Dr. Terry Atkinson-  College of Education, ECU 
Chris Bethune- Publix Supermarkets
Lou Norris- Greenville Utilities 
James Rhodes - Pitt County Government

Community Partners

School Success
Workforce Development
Basic Needs