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United Way Works to Strengthen Education

Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. It is essential to getting and keeping a job with a livable wage and health benefits, and it is fundamental to a thriving community: a well-educated workforce attracts world-class jobs.   Research shows that quality early childhood education, regular attendance and reading at grade level by the end of third grade play a key role in preparing children for the future.

Our Goal

All children will enter school ready to learn.

Our Strategy

A child’s most critical period of development is birth to the age of five. If we can get it right in the first five years, young people are more likely to graduate from high school, join the workforce, and become productive members of society. Quality early childhood education can have a significant impact on children’s lives, preparing them to learn, grow, and succeed every step of the way, from cradle to career.

How You Can Help

To reach our goal, we need your help. The strategies proven to work are those that connect communities to their schools: parent involvement; literacy volunteers; business leaders engaged in early childhood advocacy. Volunteer to help.

Our Partners

Alexandria Community Schools
Anderson Preperatory Academy
Anderson Community Schools
Anderson University
Children's Bureau
Elwood Community Schools
Frankton-Lapel Community Schools
Hopewell Center
Huffer Childcare Resource and Referral
Madison County Community Foundation 
South Madison Community Schools