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National March into Literacy Month kicks off with the birthday celebration of beloved children’s book author, Dr. Seuss’, on March 2nd! Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!
For children, creating a relationship with books is critical. Statistics show that reading at a proficient level by the 4th grade is a strong indicator for high school graduation success.
Join United Way’s Young Leaders Society for a night of networking, fun and trivia, during Sacramento’s Beer Week.
Your ticket includes two beers and tacos from Goldfield’s, you can’t beat that!
Brush up on your useless 90s knowledge! Trivia questions will cover a variety of topics, and teams will be capped at 6 participants per team. Register with your friends or co-workers as a team, or come solo and we’ll place you on an awesome team. Either way, you’ll play for some great prizes!
Research shows that having a mentor greatly increases a student’s potential for success so much so that children not only have higher self-esteem, they also perform better in school. Through United Way’s partnership with AARP Experience Corps, volunteers ages 50 and older, spend two hours a day two days each week in classrooms helping young children improve their reading skills so they succeed in school and beyond. Our volunteers not only help improve reading skills, but also form special bonds with the children.
It’s a new year and now is the time to volunteer! Join us at Main Avenue Elementary School on February 23 to help spruce up their playground.
Roll up your sleeves and help paint new lines on the basketball court, four square boxes, tetherball circles and hopscotch games. Volunteers are encouraged to wear clothing that can get some paint on it and sturdy, close-toed shoes.
What you should bring/wear:
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Sacramento VISTAs joined the annual local MLK365: March for the Dream event. MLK365 aspires to uphold Dr. King’s message of collective progress by bringing together diverse groups and individuals to connect and build valuable bonds.
United Way California Capital Region had an exciting 2016 as we launched the Square One Project with the goal to significantly increase the number of kids who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. We cannot achieve these goals without the help of our generous supporters, donors, and volunteers.
United Way honored these individuals and companies who are making a lasting impact in our communities at our recent Donor Reception.
Introducing the Square One Project
Find out what it is and how you can join us in changing our region.
We’ve kicked off our most ambitious project in our 90-year-history – a new approach to ending poverty and equipping schools with the resources to be a ground-level force for children’s success.