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 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.
More youth are succeeding in school: Last year, 77,806 children or their parents/caregivers received support for early childhood education, youth development, and services for children and families.
In 2020-21, United Way will invest in over 90 education programs, including community-wide initiatives.