average high school graduation rate across America in 2012, highest ever recorded
of United Way Women Leadership Councils have adopted education as their primary focus
United Ways engaged in Born Learning campaigns
Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life. It also benefits the whole community: High school graduates have higher earning potential, contribute more to their local economies, are more engaged in their communities, and are more likely to raise kids who also graduate, and go on to higher education or work.
United Way is about more than short-term charity for a few; we’re about lasting solutions that build opportunity for all. We look at the big picture to assess which resources are lacking or need strengthening, then we address those gaps to keep kids on track to graduation and beyond.
Through the work of initiatives such as Born Learning—which helps parents, grandparents and caregivers turn everyday moments into fun, educational opportunities for young kids—the nearly 1,800 United Ways in more than 40 countries and territories worldwide are bringing millions of people together to solve the education puzzle and build stronger communities.
Help make a difference in your community on these issues—whether that's through dollars, your time or your voice. Only by working together can we help all children unlock their full potential.
See how one positive change in your community ripples outward to benefit everyone.Common Good Forecaster