INCREASE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN
Poverty is associated with a number of adverse conditions that have strong impacts on educational success, including high mobility, homelessness, hunger and food insecurity. Education and income inequality are strongly tied; creating a pathway for school success helps ensure a brighter economic future for children and is an important step in breaking the cycle of poverty.
OUR LONG-TERM GOAL
Increase the number of low-income 3rd-grade students meeting grade standards in English Language Arts (ELA) from 40% to 80% and in math from 42% to 80%.
2016-2020 INVESTMENT PERIOD
Our comprehensive strategy is focused on supporting low-income children, their families, early learning professionals, and the community with the intermediate goal of increasing the percentage of low-income children ready for Kindergarten. We will continue to develop our strategy and resource support for the continuum birth-3rd grade over the next ten years.
United Way of Snohomish County supports children birth-3rd grade through programs, services, and advocacy that provide early learning opportunities and improve reading and math scores.