UWW: Building Stronger Communities on Both Sides of the Border
United Way is a community-based organization with a global reach. We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Through our worldwide network, we possess the ability to address challenges that cross regional, national and international lines.
In February, United Way Worldwide President and CEO, Brian Gallagher, traveled to Tijuana, Mexico to see how migrants and residents along the U.S.-Mexico border are coping with the situation there. Gallagher visited a local YMCA, a family shelter, a classroom, and more, meeting with people from around the world looking for greater opportunity, security and a better future for themselves and their families.
"It’s important for any organization committed to building stronger communities to have a first-hand understanding of one of the most-pressing issues of our time," Gallagher said. "This is a human issue first – what you are seeing is hope." Watch their stories below.