Our Work /


Improving Education

Our Goal: Increase the graduation rate to 85%

United Way’s education strategy is guided by research on best practices in student achievement. This research demonstrates that students are more likely to succeed if they receive rigorous preparation for high school in the middle school years; parental engagement to support student learning and effective teaching.

Because of heroes like you:

Marina’s Story

Eighth grader, Marina Mendoza was struggling in school. When she found she couldn’t read as fast as her peers, they began to tease her and her grades began to slip. Thanks to your support, today Marina is now reading at a ninth grade level and has her sights set on college.