Success in life begins with a quality education. And yet, millions of children and youth lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school and find a career.
of children in Shanghai are struggling to read at grade level.
students across Washington, D.C. drop out of high school each year.
young adults in Orange County are unemployed and living on the streets.
We’re fighting to shift the odds so tomorrow’s leaders can build a better foundation today. With an approach to education that spans from cradle to career, we’re ensuring every child gets a strong start in life, teenagers have the tools to learn and grow, and young adults thrive in the job market.
average high school graduation rate across America in 2012, highest ever recorded
children of migrant workers receive quality early education in Shanghai, China
parents benefit from United Way’s Born Learning tools, tips and educational materials
From organizing book drives in Detroit to helping low-income teenagers in the Philippines earn scholarships, discover how we’re helping the next generation thrive in school, work and life.
The average college graduate earns over $36,000 more per year than someone who drops out from high school, and is half as likely to end up in poverty. That’s why United Way partners with organizations like America’s Promise Alliance to improve high school graduation rates. In 2012, the average national high school graduation rate across the U.S. climbed to 81 percent, the highest level ever recorded.
Everyday life is a learning experience for children. United Way's Born Learning helps families turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities, and provides tools to help United Ways advance childhood success strategies.Find Out More
Our interactive Common Good Forecaster allows you to see how improving the high school graduation rate benefits the economy and overall health of your community.