United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES) is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization established in 1944, celebrating over 75 years of local impact.. Our Mission: To create and enhance opportunities for making a positive and lasting impact in education, financial stability and health for all.
Our United Way focuses on improving the lives of all neighbors in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore. UWLES supports approximately 80 partner and direct programs annually focused in education, health and financial stability, impacting 1 in 3 local residents.
We utilize partnerships in the nonprofit, business and government sectors to collaborate and find innovative solutions for community issues. Our Get Connected Volunteer Center provides opportunities for local nonprofits to share and connect with anyone wanting to serve their community through volunteering, events and advocacy.
Our talented staff is dynamic & purpose-driven, strengthened by community volunteers who share our values, heart for service and commitment to our mission. We have 7 full time and 2 part time staff (including this open f/t position).
UWLES’ Guiding Core Values:
The following are guiding core values that define who we are, what we believe, and how we behave. It is a blend of who we are today and who we are striving to become: a community leader, collaborative partner, and solutions provider.
Caring: We are dedicated to people helping people. We care deeply about the individual lives that are impacted for good with the help of our United Way. We are about improving the overall quality of life in the communities that we serve. Our United Way stands for opening doors that result in improved Education, Financial Stability and Health.
Inspiring: Our style of leadership is to encourage and motivate. We work to inspire our team, partners, agencies, and donors by our spirit and actions. Our aim is to shepherd and empower them.
Innovative: We are a leader and catalyst for change in the business of caring. We think out of the box to bring greater impact and solve community problems, and collaborate with others on building a stronger community.
Approachable: We value the importance of being accessible and compassionate to all those we serve. Our unique understanding of the local communities we serve helps us build lasting relationships. We believe great results come from working together.
Trustworthy: Our United Way sets high standards for its conduct. We must always be above reproach. The contributions that donors and volunteers make through our United Way are investments in their communities. They trust us to be effective, efficient, and good stewards of these investments.
Dynamic: United Way is energetic and passionate. We vigorously pursue building stronger communities. We are vital and resolute – a positive force for change.
For more information on UWLES, please visit us online at www.uwles.org.