Over 200 volunteers from the CarMax Foundation, United Way, the Mack Road Partnership and KaBOOM! built a brand new playground in just six hours! Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers who braved the rainy weather to build a vibrant community gathering space. We could not have done it without your support!
We’re helping kids read at grade level as early as possible so they will graduate from high school.
Our STAR READERS project is one program addressing this need head on. This program works with schools to locate K-3 students with significant reading challenges and helps them read at grade level by the time they take the STAR Test.
So far: 693 students served.
40% of STAR Readers are now reading at grade level.
Additionally, United Way is taking the lead on our local Campaign for Grade Level Reading. This collaborative effort, made up of funders, nonprofit partners and community members, is working to ensure more of our low-income children succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, careers and active citizenship. Imagine the collective impact we can have when everyone comes together to extinguish academic failure from the lives of our children.
This need is too big for one nonprofit to solve. First Responders are needed.
Untied Way’s certified nonprofit funded partners are the integral forces creating change and bringing to life our vision of stronger and more compassionate communities through our education initiatives.