In this undated photo, William Ashby, left founder of United Way of Greater Newark. The woman seated with Ashby is unidentified. Courtesy United Way of Greater Newark By 

There is an organization in Newark that has been a champion for those in need for a century.

For the past 100 years, the United Way of Greater Newark has worked to “disrupt the cycle of poverty by convening, collaborating and investing in strategies to improve outcomes for children and families.”