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#STARSLiteracy Photo Challenge

Join United Way in keeping kids on track. Help us launch literacy with our  online tutoring program - STARS (Students & Teachers Achieving Reading Success).

Showing your support is as easy as 1-2-3:

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Launch Literacy on the Big Day of Giving

Help us launch literacy on the Big Day of Giving by donating to our online virtual tutoring program – STARS (Students & Tutors Achieving Reading Success). Schedule a donation starting April 22. 

If kids aren’t reading at grade level by 4th grade, they will have a hard time keeping up across multiple subjects for years to come. Having a consistent positive adult role model, like a tutor, can improve children’s confidence and performance in all school subjects.

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Standing United for Inclusion and Equity
United Way California Capital Region Statement on Racism and Injustice

People across the country are expressing their outrage for the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and too many more.

Our United Way shares these feelings of sadness and outrage toward racial violence and injustice in our country. We are also asking ourselves how we can make a difference during this difficult time. If we are committed to building stronger, healthier, and more compassionate communities, then we must channel our justifiable outrage to collaborative action. 

We must stand united for justice. 

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Foster Youth Individual Development Account

United Way’s Women United raises funds to help foster youth prepare to be self-sufficient once they leave the foster care system. Our local United Way’s foster youth program includes case management, life skills training and financial support through the Individual Development Account (IDA) program.

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are matched savings accounts that help cover basic necessities and education-related expenses for emancipated foster youth.