News

Monday, July 2, 2018
Great news! United Way of Southern Cameron County just earned the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing these metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress. We chose to display quantitative metrics such as the nearly $5 million in Earned Income Credits brought back...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
A report recently released by Center for Public Policy Priorities paints a mixed picture of the state of children in the Rio Grande Valley. Despite poverty rates nearly double those of the State of Texas, children do well on certain key indicators of well-being. However, much remains to be done. Key finding in the report include: The majority of the children in the Rio Grande Valley live in high...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Kids don't come with instructions, but we can help. In partnership with our partners at Texas Education Agency and Start Smart Texas, we are pleased to offer free activities, games and resources for parents and caregivers of children under 5 sent right to your phone.Just click here to sign up or text RGVKIDS to 274448.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN CAMERON COUNTY EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR United Way of Southern Cameron County's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth time that United Way of Southern Cameron County has earned this top...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
FamilyWize Community Service Partnership's Community Health Indicator Report for southern Cameron County reveals that our area is dramatically underserved by physicians, with almost twice as many people per physician as the national norm. Read about this and other local health data by downloading the entire report here.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The All In Internship Program connects college students to paid learning opportunities with Brownsville area businesses. With funding from the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, United Way of Southern Cameron County provides internship coordinators at Texas Southmost College and University of Texas RGV to help connect students in their final year of school with real life work experience...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The results are in, and Brownsville ISD is making amazing progress in getting students ready to matriculate to college. You can't get in if you don't apply, and an astonishing percentage of BISD seniors are completing the Apply Texas college application. They're also completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and Texas Application for State Financial Aid in ever-increasing numbers....
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
RGV Focus today released a toolkit for counseling undocumented students through the college application and application process. Click here to access the toolkit.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance The IRS asked United Way of Southern Cameron County for a meeting in 2003. Their request was for us to help local people access the Earned Income Tax Credit—they estimated that millions of dollars were left on the table every year in our community by people who didn’t file taxes and claim the credit. They asked us to form a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance...