The following initiatives are funded by United Way in an effort to promote collaboration & maximize the results achieved as we focus on advancing education, income & health.
- 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.
- Imagination Library - Preschool based program where children (birth to 1 year) can receive a new book in the mail every month until the age of 5 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.
- EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) Outreach - A partnership to provide improved access to free tax preparation sites as well as education about the tax credit.