In a region with staggeringly low rankings for education, health and income, IEUW is committed to developing and supporting strategies for breaking the cycle of poverty by investing in the future of low-income youth and families. To this end, IEUW develops and runs internal programs designed to address both short and long-term issues faced by individuals and families in need in our community. IEUW's mission is to engage the community to improve the lives and futures of those in need by strategically investing in education, health, and financial stability. We envision a caring community where every individual and family has the resources and opportunity to thrive. IEUW was established in 1992 as Mt. Baldy United Way to serve the residents of eastern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County and has since merged with several smaller United Ways, broadening our reach to the high desert region and eastern Riverside County.