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Charting a Course for Change through Collective Impact

Are you working with a United Way on your community initiative and wondering what the best role is for them? If so, check out this new white paper that lays out the community strategies experts say work best to improve education, financial stability and health and how your United Way can help you turn those strategies into action.


As we continue our BIG THANKS, we want to take the time today to give a shout out to all of our community partners that work with United Way to drive education, income and health.

United Ways Leading National Grade-Level Reading Network

When we think of the importance of reading, we may not immediately think of high school graduation. The fact is, 96% of kids who read well by 3rd grade will graduate high school. That sounds promising, right? But one in three American fourth graders score below “basic” in the nation’s only national assessment of reading. That means one in three fourth graders can barely read. Not good.