Community Initiatives

The following initiatives are funded by United Way in an effort to promote collaboration & maximize the results achieved 

  • Beyond the Bell - After school partnership that is focused on helping children reach their full potential by providing a safe place to learn, grow, and play. 
  • Beyond the Bell Jump Start - An eight week summer program to help ensure children enter kindergarten ready to succeed by targeting children most in need through referrals from principals, teachers of the Sioux City Preschool Initiative, Beyond the Bell staff, and kindergarten registrations
  • Imagination Library - Preschool based program where children from birth to 5 years of age can receive a new book in the mail every month to enhance their reading skills. This program is helping us reach our goal of ensuring that children are reading proficiently by the 4th grade. 
  • Iowa Reading Corps - With an overarching goal of ensuring that more Iowa students are on track to read at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade, Iowa Reading Corps will replicate a successful, evidence-based model first launched in Minnesota in 2003.