United Way of Central Virginia partners with agencies to address the needs of our citizens. Our focus is on:
These are the building blocks for a good quality of life.
United Way of Central Virginia has been looking at ways to maximize the impact of your dollars and the health of our community. As a result of these conversations and discussions with local United Way partners and community members, a plan has been developed to gradually move toward a more targeted approach in the coming years known as - Community Impact.
United Way of Central Virginia's Board of Directors voted unanimously to begin moving from an organization which only funds partner programs to an organization that identifies the core issues that will significantly impact the quality of life for citizens of Central Virginia. This change will continue to evolve slowly in the years ahead as the issues most important to our community are identified. Our goal is not to do less, but to do more by concentrating on areas where we can have a measurable impact and where we can have the most positive effect under Education, Income and Health.
Beginning with this Campaign, our first Community Impact issue, under the building block of EDUCATION, has been identified as - Education Readiness. This issue is something that impacts all of us in so many ways. Through Education Readiness, we will be focusing on families with children from birth through the 3rd grade. In order for children to be successful, they need:
OUR GOAL FOR EDUCATION READINESS:
90% Third Grade Reading Proficiency by 2025
It is important to understand that we will continue to fund partner agency programs as we transition to the Community Impact model.
As we roll out the Education Readiness Initiative and are able to evaluate its success, we will also take a look at other issues in the building blocks of INCOME and HEALTH that will have the most beneficial impact possible in our community and effectively allocate your resources to these programs.
United Way of Central Virginia can make changes happen but cannot make the changes alone; we need your assistance & the support of the entire Central Virginia Community. We want to make sure we are making the best and most positive use of our donors' dollars - your dollars.
We ask that you join us in this important work and support us through giving, advocating, or volunteering your time.
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