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Our partners have pledged their support for the United Way Campaign for the Common Good in a collective effort to improve education, financial prosperity and health of individuals and communities across the United States. With their varied focuses, talents, and constituencies, each partner brings a unique ability to help reach these goals. Sign up to become a partner.
With more than 400 national partner organizations and their local affiliates, the Alliance is uniquely positioned to mobilize Americans to act. We have made a top priority of ensuring that all young people graduate from high school ready for college, work and life through our Grad Nation movement.
The American Association of School Administrators supports and develops effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. There are 13,000 members in the organization, including chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators, cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders.
The Association of Children's Museums builds the capacity of children's museums to serve as town squares for children and families where play inspires creativity and lifelong learning. There are over 200 children’s museums in the United States, and the majority are in urban areas.
The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Camp Fire USA provides all-inclusive, coeducational programs in hundreds of communities across the United States.
The Center for the Study of Social Policy is a public policy, research and technical assistance organization that works with state and federal policymakers and with communities across the country. They rely on data, extensive community experience and a focus on results to promote smart policies that improve the lives of children and their families.
Civic Enterprises is a public policy firm that helps corporations, nonprofits, foundations, universities and governments develop and spearhead innovative public policies to strengthen our communities and country.
The Coalition for Community Schools (CCS) works to improve education and help students learn and grow while supporting and strengthening their families and communities. Community schools bring together many partners to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities -- before, during and after school, seven days a week.
Over the past decade, College Summit has worked in partnership with schools, school districts and colleges to develop a sustainable model for raising college enrollment rates community-wide.
We are a nationwide network of passionate professionals working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Corporate Voices for Working Families is the leading national business membership organization shaping conversations and collaborations on public and corporate policy issues involving working families. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, we create and advance innovative policy solutions that reflect a commonality of interests among the private sector both global and domestic, government and other stakeholders.
Diplomas Now is a proven approach to helping the toughest schools in America’s largest cities succeed in helping every student graduate ready for college or career. It is the first fully integrated approach that improves a school’s curriculum and instruction as it provides the right students with the right support to accomplish the right results.
The Dollywood Foundation oversees Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a free book distribution program for preschool children in local communities. Over one thousand communities participate in the program and 23 million books have been distributed.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.
Experience Corps, an award-winning national program, engages people over 55 in meeting their communities' greatest challenges. Today, in 20 cities across the country, 2,000 Experience Corps members tutor and mentor elementary school students, help teachers in the classroom, and lead after-school enrichment activities.
Faith Leaders for Community Change: New Future Initiative for Education
First Book provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. First Book has delivered more than 70 million books to programs serving children in need across the United States and Canada.
The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan "action tank" dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are Ready by 21®: ready for college, work and life. Informed by rigorous research and practical experience, the Forum forges innovative ideas, strategies and partners to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them. A trusted resource for policy makers, advocates, researchers and program professionals, the Forum provides youth and adult leaders with the information, connections and tools they need to create greater opportunities and outcomes for young people.
The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation inspires and guides people to step forward and take action rooted in their community and stay true to themselves. They work with individuals, organizations, and communities to turn outward and develop their ability to make more intentional choices and judgments that lead to impact. After 20 years of innovating they are taking their approach to scale to allow people to make these ideas their own. To achieve this goal they are partnering with organizations such as United Way Worldwide, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Kellogg Foundation.
United Way is partnering with The Harwood Institute to accelerate its efforts to achieve results in education, income, and health by turning outward, engaging more deeply with communities, and taking more strategic actions that are rooted in community aspirations.
In2Books is an evidence-based, curriculum-aligned eMentoring program that fosters reading, writing and critical-thinking skills for 3rd to 5th grade students. In2Books matches students with adult pen pals who read the same books and correspond online about the important issues in the books. The In2Books program has been shown to significantly improve students' literacy skills and love of learning.
JumpStart®, an award-winning brand from Knowledge Adventure®, has set the standard in kids’ educational software for over 15 years. Today, the JumpStart experience is more engaging, interactive, and fun than ever!
The Learning First Alliance is a partnership of 17 education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools. We share examples of success, encourage collaboration at every level, and work toward the continual and long-term improvement of public education based on solid research.
MENTOR helps children ages six to eighteen by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools. MENTOR helps provide millions of children with caring adults in their lives.
National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ) is a nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders, whose mission is to promote the value of the inclusion of faith in addressing prevention, consequences, and resolutions of crime with emphasis upon the most culpable and vulnerable issues and stakeholders.
The Association believes that the progress and well-being of the individual child must be at the forefront of all elementary and middle-school planning and operations. Further, NAESP supports elementary and middle-level principals as the primary catalyst for creating a lasting foundation for learning, driving school and student performance, and shaping the long-term impact of school improvement efforts.
The National Baptist Convention Prison Ministry and Criminal Justice Commission exists in order to bring persons into meaningful and right relationship with God by belief and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching and healing. It is also to work collaboratively with NBC faith-based organizations and develop partnerships with other faith based, criminal justice, business and community organizations to engage in crime prevention, victim assistance, criminal justice, and prison ministry programs for the African-American Community in particular and others in general.
For the past 40 years, the National Black Child Development Institute has been steadfast in its mission to improve and advance the lives of Black children and their families, through advocacy and education.
National CARES Mentoring Movement is devoted to closing the huge gap between the relatively few Black adult mentors and the millions of vulnerable Black children on mentoring organizations' waiting lists throughout the nation. It is imperative that we raise awareness of the critical need for mentors and role models among Black adults.
Over the past 20 years, more than 1 million families have benefited from economic and educational gains thanks to the work of the National Center for Family Literacy. NCFL was established in 1989 by Sharon Darling, who continues as president.
With the help of more than 150,000 teachers and thousands of other volunteers, NCFL is better able to respond to the changing needs and demographics of underserved populations. And not just on a community level. Literacy initiatives and programs have been seeing results on the local, state and national levels that benefit from the efforts of NCFL.
The National Collaboration for Youth (NCY), a 40-year old affinity group, is a coalition of the National Assembly member organizations that have a significant interest in youth development. Members of NCY include more than 50 national, non-profit, youth development organizations.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories.
National Council of La Raza is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., and that we are an American institution committed to strengthening this great nation by promoting the advancement of Latino families. Our mission is to create opportunities and open the door to the American Dream for Latino and other families.
The National Education Association advocates for education professionals and unites their members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed. There are 3.2 million members in the organization, including public school teachers and faculty members, education support professionals, retired educators, students, higher education faculty and staff, administrators and substitute educators.
The National Assembly is a learning community where leaders with parallel responsibilities at different national nonprofit human service organizations (e.g., CEOs, HR directors) share knowledge and expertise about their work in the fields of health, human and community development, and human services.
Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, the National League of Cities serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages, and towns it represents. More than 1,600 municipalities of all sizes pay dues to NLC and actively participate as leaders and voting members in the organization.
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their member districts across the United States. NSBA mission is ""working with and through our state associations, to advocate for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership.
The National Summer Learning Association serves as a network hub for thousands of summer learning program providers and stakeholders across the country, providing tools, resources, and expertise to improve program quality, generate support, and increase youth access and participation. They aim to connect and equip schools and community organizations to deliver quality summer learning programs to our nation’s youth with a focus on those youth who lack choices and opportunities.
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities.
The Office of Childcare, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of Child Care supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children's learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs. The Office of Child Care was established in September 2010 and replaces the former Child Care Bureau.
Raising A Reader is a national nonprofit organization offering local agencies an evidence-based early literacy and parent engagement program that has been proven to improve the reading readiness skills of children ages 0-5.
RLG consultants, educators, coaches, and facilitators develop the capacity of government and non-profit organizations to produce measurable results for clients and communities.
Search Institute® is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization committed to helping create healthy communities for every young person. Because we believe that “all kids are our kids,” we create books and other materials that welcome and respect people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, genders, religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and abilities.
USA TODAY Education resources, which are used in conjunction with USA TODAY, are designed to make teachers' jobs easier in two ways: by drawing relevant connections between what students are learning in the classroom and actual events, trends and circumstances in the world around them, and by helping develop in students the literacy, problem-solving and higher-order thinking skills they need to thrive in school, careers and citizenship.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans was established in September 1990 by President George H.W. Bush to provide advice and guidance to the secretary of education on education issues related to Hispanics and address academic excellence and opportunities to the Hispanic community.
The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the Domestic Policy Council works to form partnerships between the Federal Government and faith-based and neighborhood organizations to more effectively serve Americans in need.
Youth Service America (YSA) improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles.