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AT&T’s family engagement support increases high school success

AT&T and United Way have partnered around Family Engagement for High School Success, an initiative that helps families of disadvantaged children get more involved in their child’s education in order to improve their academic success. The Family Engagement for High School Success initiative responds to AT&T-funded research that found the majority of teachers (63%) and principals (51%) felt increasing their schools’ parental outreach programs would help reduce the number of high school dropouts. More

04/20/11

Seven Metro Detroit High Schools Targeted for Turnaround

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BACK: (L to R) Michael Brennan, President & CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan; and John Montford, Chair, General Motors Foundation / FRONT: Chuck Lesser, Lincoln High School; Carol Anthony, Lincoln High School; Dr. Carol Klenow, Madison High School; Dr. Lane Hunt, Henry Ford; Dr. Arlene Gibson, River Rouge

Seven metro Detroit high schools were named last week as partners in the “Networks of Excellence” initiative, by United Way for Southeastern Michigan and funded the General Motors Foundation. More

04/14/11

United Way Alternative Spring Break - Extreme Agency Makeover Edition

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The Student United Way of Northern Michigan Univeristy completed an extreme agency makeover at the Salvation Army Recreation Center in Gwinn for their 2nd Annual United Way Alternative Spring Break. More

04/11/11

LIVE BLOGGING the Education Town Hall

Log in to http://townhall.liveunited.org/ or read our live posts here. More

03/31/11

Getting Started

Volunteers who read to children and who listen to children read can play an important role in the succes of our communities by having a direct impact on the academic success of our children. More

03/30/11

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