Student United Way

Participants in the 2022-23 Student United Way cohort

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Applications are closed for the current cohort. Stay tuned for details on the 2024-25 session.


Together with Juniors and Seniors from other area schools you will experience and learn about the needs in New London County and visit non-profit agencies with programs that address our community’s most urgent challenges. While you volunteer, experience first-hand what it feels like to contribute to your community.

You’ll learn about philanthropy and be an important part of the decision-making process in awarding a local organization a $2,500.00 grant! Don’t know anything about fundraising or non-profit organizations?  No worries – whatever your past experience or future path, we at United Way Southeastern Connecticut look forward to meeting you. 

Students who successfully complete the program can:

  • Fulfill volunteer hour requirements
  • Explore interests in philanthropy and careers at non-profits
  • Build valuable experience for job or school applications
  • Receive a letter of recommendation
  • Give back to their community
  • Earn eligibility for a $500 drawing


Please note that because the 2023-24 Student United Way cohort can accommodate only 20 students, we ask you to review the schedule and make a commitment to attend.  Only students who successfully complete the program (attend at least 10 out of 12 complete sessions) are eligible for program benefits, including a letter of recommendation and entry into the $500.00 cash award drawing.

Session times, dates, and locations vary, and students are responsible for their own transportation.

Contact Lisa Ann Curtis or call 860-464-3314 with any questions.