Many YOUNG PEOPLE and ADULTS lack preparation and need extra support to SUCCEED academically and CONTRIBUTE in meaningful ways to their JOBS, families and communities.
Your partnership with United Way of the Greater Capital Region supports:
- Early childhood development programs, academic support for school-age children, employment training and skill-building, adult literacy programs, parent support, school partnerships and more.
Results | Advancing the Common Good
JUSTIN was enrolled in a United-Way funded pre-school program unable to walk without assistance or hold a fork. Teachers referred the boy's parents to a special early intervention program. Through physical therapy and continued work with his teachers, Justin learned to walk and began to feed himself. Early intervention helped this toddler catch up with his peers and avoid potential pitfalls - such as academic failure, emotional stress and family tension - that occur when children don't enter kindergarten ready to learn. (note: photo is illustrative and name was changed to protect privacy).
United Way of the Greater Capital Region is committed to making an impact in the areas of EDUCATION, INCOME, HEALTH and BASIC NEEDS. Research and experience show that these are building blocks for a strong community and a good quality of life for all.
Without a quality education, it can be tough to earn income to meet basic needs. Lack of sufficient income creates barriers to education and good health. And poor health or lack of access to care makes it hard to earn a living wage or gain an education.
When our community comes together to give, advocate and volunteer around these building blocks, we can create lasting change. Together, we can accomplish far more than if we work alone. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.