Tue, March 04, 2014
Early exposure to books is a key ingredient in preparing children to enter school ready to learn, and ensuring children read at grade level by the end of third grade helps them make the transition from learning to read to “reading to learn,” setting them up for success as their coursework becomes more challenging.
Mon, March 03, 2014
We hope you heard the poignant words that President Barack Obama shared at the unveiling of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative yesterday, which hinges on a streamlined approach to helping more boys and young men of color achieve their full potential.
Fri, February 28, 2014
This week, Gov. Chris Christie delivered his 2014 budget address, which kicked off this year’s budgetary process for the state of New Jersey. While it was clear that there may be a number of tough choices ahead for elected officials, the governor’s remarks also indicated a willingness to consider additional investment in education, including increased support for pre-K for more of New Jersey’s children — an investment that would pay dividends for the state for years to come. Click here for more detail on the proposed budget.
Thu, February 20, 2014
We applaud Dr. Hite for focusing on these very important goals to help our children succeed in school, and we stand ready to support the School District of Philadelphia in their efforts.
Mon, February 10, 2014
This month, schools will host a variety of events to recognize “I Love to Read Month.” Why not make this the month in which you help a young child develop a love of reading?
Thu, February 06, 2014
Although this is just the start of a much longer process over the next few months, it does signal some level of recognition for the need for increased funding, particularly in the area of Education, which is a critical linchpin in the long term success of our region.
Mon, February 03, 2014
This year, Born to Read, an early literacy program co-directed by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Camden County and Center For Family Services, was selected as a one of 31 Pacesetters across the country.
Thu, January 30, 2014
We hope you listened to President Barack Obama during his State of the Union address. At United Way, we know the power of preschool, particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Mon, January 27, 2014
Since we recognize the importance of mentoring young Black males, we are excited about the opportunity to identify an organization to manage and sustain the program.
Fri, January 24, 2014
“Pre-K for PA” is a new two-year campaign through which we’ll advocate for more public funding for high-quality early education, so that EVERY 3 and 4 year old in Pennsylvania has access to the same opportunity to succeed in school and in life.
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