In our region, graduation rates for students of color and low-income students are lower than their white, financially stable counterparts. Our community goal is to improve high school graduation rates to 83% by 2030 and to reduce racial and economic disparities in graduation rates.

uw-icon_4of54 out of 10 African-American students drop out each year.

uw-icon_3of53 out of 10  low-income students drop out each year.

Interventions in early childhood—such as the provision of high-quality childcare, early grade reading supports, and programming to improve social emotional health­—are cost effective ways to impact the educational trajectory and graduation rates of our youth.


Prepare students for kindergarten with home visiting programs and high quality pre-k experiences.


Support students with in-classroom literacy coaching, professional development, and resources to support literacy.


Mentor at-risk and vulnerable students, especially during times of transition.

Your support for United Way and our community partnerships provided
8,500 children with social/emotional support.