Ensuring every voice is heard
As a regional arm of United Way of Tarrant County, UWTC-Greater Arlington brings together community leaders and local nonprofits to identify and address issues facing residents in Arlington, Mansfield, Grand Prairie and surrounding areas.
Annually, UWTC-Greater Arlington contributes an average of 1,150 volunteer hours to the Greater Arlington area and regularly supports approximately 50 local nonprofits through grant tips, networking opportunities, basic need referrals, DEI training and other community needs.
A regional director and steering committee lead this branch, with several committees of community volunteers working to improve community resource sharing, identify gaps in equal representation and promote financial stability.
The Arlington Steering Committee provides strategic direction to the work of UWTC-Greater Arlington, in accordance with the City of Arlington CDBG Agreement and the UWTC Strategic Plan. Members of the steering committee include local influencers, community experts and those with a strong interest in human service needs. The steering committee is part of UWTC’s Community Investment Division and reports to the UWTC Community Investment Cabinet and Board of Directors.
- The Grant Review Subcommittee is a volunteer group that reviews CDBG, ESG, HOME and other grant proposals submitted to the City of Arlington. See the City of Arlington’s CDBG Funding Opportunities.
- The Financial Stability Partnership Subcommittee includes staff, community members and funded agencies focused on exploring and promoting self-sufficiency programs and initiatives, with a focus on free tax preparation sites.
- The Arlington Resource Sharing Group Steering Subcommittee includes staff, community volunteers and funded agencies focused on planning monthly resource sharing meetings with nonprofits, businesses and elected officials to improve the effectiveness of community resource sharing.
- The Arlington Human Service Planning Collaborative convenes staff and nonprofit partners focused on exploring potential areas to align a collective impact framework between human service planning agencies serving Arlington residents.
If you’re interested in serving on the Arlington Steering Committee, or other subcommittees open to community members, please contact Ruth Assi, regional director, at Ruth.Assi@UnitedWay.org.
The Greater Arlington Resource Sharing Group
UWTC-Greater Arlington runs the Greater Arlington Resource Sharing Group, which connects community providers, closes resource gaps through collaboration and serves as a voice for the well-being of Arlington residents. Learn more.