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About Us

About Us

The Corona Norco United Way is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has been in existence for 63 years. While we are under the United Way Worldwide umbrella, each United Way runs independently to meet the needs of their community, fundraise, and operationalize programs--we are no different. 
 
As an organization that has been in business for more than 60 years, the United Way in the Corona/Norco vicinity has developed and maintained positive relationships with an array of key stakeholders. Since our pillars are rooted in education, health and financial independence, our partnerships extend into the school district, law enforcement, local businesses such as banks, restaurant owners, local government, political dignitaries, not for profit organizations, community members and more. The relationships developed over the years lend themselves to these types of organizations volunteering on a regular basis, donations, sponsorships, client referrals, and board of directors development. 
 
Currently, we have ten board members that serve as our governing body who are comprised of local business owners, law enforcement officers, banking employees, fire department personnel, former city government officials and management from large corporate organizations. These members and stakeholders serve as Corona Norco United Way advocates and supporting voice in the community. We are actively and successfully engaged with expanding our partnerships into additional stakeholders. 

Our Mission

Our mission is support the community in health, education and financial independence through our Domestic Violence program, Children and Youth Success Program, and the Youth Board Leadership & Mentorship Programs. These services are all rooted in transformation and sustainability which guide individuals and families to not become victim to their circumstances, but rather use their adverse situations as a tool to break the cycles of violence, poverty and homelessness and achieve success. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide services, resources and opportunities to marginalized communities in order to transform their lives into a sustainable future. We pride ourselves on taking a “hands-on” humanistic approach with each and every client so that the transformation is tailored and personalized to their specific needs. We bring people, organizations, and communities together around a common cause, a common vision, and a common path forward. In our communities, we are the only nonprofit building up the cornerstones of education, financial stability and health--and the only nonprofit bringing people together from all walks of life to be a part of local solutions.

Diversity and Equity

We prioritize diversity and equity by ensuring a fair allocation of resources, treatment, support and program placement with accessible information through various forms of communication. As humanitarians and philanthropists, we do not see color, gender, religion, lifestyle or beliefs-- we see people and we see need--and when people come to us for help, we are going to help as long as we have the means to do so. As a diverse team ourselves, we understand on a personal level the brevity of diversity and equity but we still routinely discuss and train on the diversity of our community, unconscious biases and how to control for these, understanding varying viewpoints, varying needs of constituents, constant communication and how to accomplish goals in an equitable manner. We also understand and practice how to allocate resources in an equitable way and is done so routinely.  

Service Area

We service the Northwest corridor or Riverside County including:
  • Corona
  • Eastvale
  • Norco
  • Parts of Jurupa Valley
in addition to the County unincorporated areas of:
  • Home Gardens
  • Temscal Valley
  • Coronita
  • El Cerrito