ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Way Worldwide, the world's largest privatelyfunded nonprofit, fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. When it comes to education, some of our most critical efforts focus on supporting school readiness, early grade reading and quality childcare
"United Ways around the world fight for our children every day. As we all know, the early years are a time of rapid brain development. Providing learning experiences that promote growth and help children start school on time is the greatest step that families and communities can take towards achieving a successful future for the next generation," said Ayeola Fortune, Director of Youth Success at United Way Worldwide.
United Way believes that all children deserve a strong start in life. We make that possible by empowering parents to support their children, improving the quality of early learning environments, and offering solutions to challenges outside the classroom. We are able to do this by creating products, influencing public policy, and developing relationships with corporate partners and other key allies to create the building blocks to early childhood success in communities worldwide. A few highlights:
1. School Readiness: United Way is committed to helping children develop a solid foundation for success in school and in life. Some examples:
2. Early Grade Reading: United Way is committed, through its initiatives and policy efforts, to ensure that communities provide a quality education that begins with reading. For example:
3. Quality Childcare and Pre-K: United Way is committed, through its initiatives and policy efforts, to ensure that communities provide quality and affordable childcare. Such as:
For over 130 years, United Way has been the unifying force that brings together community leaders, organized labor, faith-based groups, corporations, nonprofit organizations and governments. Together we create sweeping change that lifts up entire communities around the world, and together we fight for early childhood success.
About United Way WorldwideUnited Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.8 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world's largest privately-funded nonprofit. We're engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit www.UnitedWay.org , Read our annual report: https://www.unitedway.org/annual-report/2015 Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.
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