Tue, April 30, 2013
Every child deserves high quality educational opportunities to grow up strong, financially stable and independent. We hope you had a chance to read Sean Reardon’s New York Times editorial, “No Rich Child Left Behind.”
Fri, March 29, 2013
In Camden County, we recently expanded our work by launching a new e-mentoring and e-literary program, In2Books, that matches at-risk children with adult pen pals, who share books electronically and engage in conversation about what they learned.
Wed, March 13, 2013
Through our Education agenda, we help to provide a quality middle-grade education experience for Cumberland’s youth, putting them on the path to succeed in high school and graduate college– or–career ready.
Thu, January 31, 2013
As 2013 begins, I am sure some of us are hoping to stick to the resolutions made when the clock struck midnight on January 1. I ask you to think about whether you can commit to making an impact in the life of a child who needs a positive adult influence.
Fri, January 11, 2013
Just like Mrs. O inspired me to show her my report card, thousands of young people in the region can improve academically as a result of their participation in United Way sponsored mentoring initiatives.
Tue, January 08, 2013
With a stronger focus on middle grade success, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Cumberland County hopes to help more students graduate from high school, college- and career-ready.
Thu, December 13, 2012
To improve kindergarten readiness rates in Pennsylvania, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has granted national funding to United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, together with the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and a coalition of local education and community partners.
Tue, November 06, 2012
“Research is clear that the earlier our investment in a child's life occurs, the greater the payoff,” says Jill Michal and Ann O'Brien Schmieg of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. We hope you had the opportunity to read their important commentary, "Early Education the Best Crime Deterrent," in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Mon, October 22, 2012
Parents are their children’s first teachers but often need guidance and support to provide a safe, caring and quality learning environment at home. And if parents themselves are coming from a difficult background, the impact on the child manifests itself in behavioral and developmental issues. Behavioral challenges in preschool and early childhood settings often result in expulsion, leaving the root causes of issue unaddressed.
Wed, October 03, 2012
As a mother of two young children, I, like many other parents out there, am adjusting to the "back to school" schedule. Homework, reading assignments and extra time sitting in traffic now consume time that was spent enjoying the more carefree days of summer.
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