Across the Country

Today, nearly three quarters of the people living in Lawrence are Hispanic, and many of them speak Spanish as their first language. The language barrier can be an impediment to climbing the ladder of opportunity, but it’s not the only one. That’s why United Way partnered with local non-profit Lawrence CommunityWorks to connect people with services ranging from financial education and coaching to career training and job search assistance, credit counseling, English as a Second Language (ESL), free tax preparation assistance, and more – all under one roof.