United Way of Metropolitan Dallas tackles complex social problems by surrounding North Texans with local programming in the areas of Education, Income, and Health – the essential component of a thriving community. We understand that these three areas are connected and correlated with community success. We also believe that our lives are inextricably linked, when one of us succeeds, we all succeed. We are solution seekers and agents of change. Our goal is to have thriving families who are healthy, who have students who can successfully enter college or a career after high school, and who no longer live in poverty.
The Vice President of Thriving Families will address critical education and health outcomes of youth, organize collaborative actions and initiatives that support students and families, and strongly engage community resources – to strengthen a unified and collaborative approach designed to improve learning and health in our community. Work will acknowledge learning, health, and the school as a part and reflection of the local community.
The Vice President of Thriving Families will be responsible for the successful implementation of strategies and programs that ensure children have a strong start in live, students graduate ready to succeed in college and careers, and that students and families lead healthy, productive lives. Such programs include Healthy Zone Schools, Grow South Grow Strong and Strong Start, among many others.
Work will also include analyzing existing resources in Dallas and around the country. Identifying gaps in services and establishing partnerships and strategic alliances with service providers, volunteers, and other programs that develop United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as a thought leader in Education and Health.
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