The foundation for a child’s success starts with family stability and healthy beginnings. That’s why United Way of San Diego County is primarily invested in the early years: to set kids on the right path toward academic achievement. Because without a solid start in school, most kids won’t succeed.
United Way helps fill in the gaps … picking up where schools leave off by supporting after school reading programs, or teaching parents to become their child’s first teacher, or making sure kids show up to school ready to learn.
That means we’re working within communities to improve and enhance the lives of local children and their families. We’re calling on our community partners – businesses and government, schools and other nonprofit agencies – to join us!
We also run the “Early Warning Continuum” pilot program, which combats chronic absenteeism from multiple angles, using embedded college students who are social work interns, to monitor students who struggle with attendance, behavior or academics.
call 2-1-1 for assistance
take financial literacy classes (Central San Diego)
receive literacy packets to use at home (Promotoras in Southeast)
a year join preschool (Escuelita del Futura/Chula Vista Promise Neighborhoods)
car loans issued with financial literacy classes (Ways to Work)
offer family reading centers & screenings (Reach out & Read, CV)
support literacy through after school reading programs (Diamond Communities, Southeast San Diego)
learn to support their child’s development
screened for additional benefits through free tax sites