Rebuild And Reimagine Our Community For All San Diegans.


The Gap

At United Way of San Diego County, we are committed to racial equity and justice so all San Diegans can thrive. This is exactly what our strategy “Mind the Gap: EDICT 2030” aims to achieve. EDICT stands for “Ending Disparities In Communities not Thriving” and is our bold goal for the future of San Diego.

The pandemic has highlighted racial inequities and widened disparities in our community. For there to be a more equitable San Diego, we must mind the gap and end the disparities that exist in our community.

What are the gaps? Here are some examples…

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Of Black students and 43% of Hispanic students read at a third-grade level compared to 67% of White students and 77% of Asian students.


Black and Hispanic students are twice as likely as White students to have received no live contact with teachers while learning remotely.


Of the Black population and 43% of the Hispanic population fall under the Federal Poverty Level compared to 29% of the White population and 23% of the Asian population in San Diego County.


San Diegans are food insecure. 31% of the total population in the county don’t know where their next meal is coming from.


Of Black students and 27% of Hispanic students are at an eighth-grade math level compared to 55% of White students and 75% of Asian students.

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Students of color experienced six to 12 months of COVID-related learning loss compared to four to eight months for White students.


Students in grades K-12 live in doubled-up households with family or friends because they cannot maintain housing on their own.


Children in San Diego are food insecure. That’s 39% of the total child population or over 2 in 5 children that go to bed hungry because they didn’t have enough food.

Together, let’s rebuild and reimagine a brighter future.

United We Can…

It is time to ignite new possibilities that rebuild and reimagine the future so that all children, young adults, and families in San Diego can thrive.

As a catalyst organization, we are doubling down with our expert partners for solutions. We are elevating the best ways to support early childhood success and family stability built on proven practices and solid data with our partners.

With your support, we can address the racial inequities that exist and Mind the Gap for the future of San Diego.

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