When you give to United Way, you support partnerships and programs that improve lives in central and northeastern Connecticut.
Helping local youth succeed now and in the future is one way we work together to make opportunities possible for children and families. Together we:
Help children and youth succeed academically and in life by focusing on:
- Early childhood education
- After school and summer learning opportunities
Last year, through gifts to United Way:
- Over 2,400 children in quality early childhood education programs gained skills needed to succeed in kindergarten, such as language and literacy skills.
- Nearly 1,900 youth improved their academic performance related to grade-level standards.
- Nearly 250 academically struggling students (matched with more than 160 UW Readers volunteers) improved their literacy skills; nearly 70 attained grade-level proficiency.
- Nearly 600 middle grade students acquired the academic skills needed for high school success.
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut focuses on helping children succeed and ensuring families become financially secure with access to basic needs, such as food and shelter.