Square ONE Project


Ending poverty starts in school

Ending poverty starts in school The Square One Project is United Way California Capital Region’s 20-year commitment to increase the number of kids that graduate from high school ready for college or career.

Together with nonprofits, volunteers, and community partners, we are creating a legacy of change for our region that will impact kids today and generations to come. The Square One Project ensures success in school and provides tools and resources to build brighter futures.

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We are the Children of King

January 20, 2020

“The curse of poverty has no justification in our age.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King

Yet poverty remains. It pervades with almost 20 percent of Californians living in poverty – that is roughly eight million of our brothers and sisters. While my generation and the preceding one lived through the turbulent changes in the 60’s and 70’s and were privileged to hear Dr. King’s messages, we are all to some extent children of King’s movement.