Student United Way

Participants in the 2022-23 Student United Way cohort

The 2022-23 Student United Way cohort recently celebrated its conclusion. Check back for information on applying for the next cohort this fall!


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 2022 Student United Way cohort can accommodate only 15 students, we ask you to review the schedule and make a commitment to attend.  Only students who successfully complete the program (attend at least 8 out of 10 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.

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