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In March of 2016, Ronnie made a donation to United Way. It was a minimal amount by most standards--not even an amount that earned public recognition. Instead, it was a simple gift that he gave through his employer. This type of giving happens thousands of times each year to our local United Way of the Ocoee Region, but Ronnie’s gift was one of our most prized donations of the entire year. Why...
Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 Related: Basic Needs | Education | Financial Stability | Health | Income

Facilitating Collaboration

 

Providing...

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Related: Basic Needs | Education | Financial Stability | Health | Income

Maximizing Resources

 

We do not want to...

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 Related: Basic Needs | Education | Financial Stability | Health | Income

The academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness. The first few years of education and preparedness are the most crucial to establishing a solid foundation from which children can adapt to school systems and learn successfully. During this period, children develop primary skills that form the foundations of reading, counting, and social interaction.

The levels of preparedness with which a child...

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015 Related:

implemented to help parents with this, teaching them efficient ways to incorporate and encourage basic learning skills into daily routines, games, and quality time together.

United Way operates successful programs like Born Learning to encourage parents and educators to participate fully and in positive ways during a child's earliest learning stages. By raising awareness, providing educational material, and engaging in direct action with...

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Related:

Children entering their first years of regular schooling have to be prepared to interact with other children, control themselves, and cooperate with their peers. Skills like these cannot be learned until children take their first steps into kindergarten. Programs provide children with opportunities to play and learn with other kids outside of a school environment.

While it's easy to assume that every child is ready for kindergarten when they...

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Related: