Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. Strong, productive communities are dependent upon a skilled workforce that can compete in a global economy. It is critical to reach children early—even before they start school. Once a young person falls behind it can be very difficult to catch up.
Parents who have support from early on can build great futures for their children. United Way is works with schools, parents, and partners to ensure that every child is equipped for success in school, work, and life by investing in programs that produce results.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County focuses on supportive communities, effective schools, and strong families. Tackling the education challenge requires reframing education on a cradle-to-career continuum.
In 2018-19, United Way will invest in 60 education programs, including community-wide initiatives.