Advocate to support children so they can thrive

We advocate for policies that will provide children with access to the education and support they need to reach their full potential.

Learning begins the day a child is born and continues into adulthood. We advocate for policies that support high-quality education for every child and pathways to success for adults.

At United Way, we advocate for policies that will:

  • Ensure every family can access high-quality, affordable child care.
  • Help parents and caregivers understand and support their child’s developmental progress.
  • Ensure no child goes through the school day hungry.
  • Create fair oversight of school funding and enrollment.
  • Ensure appropriate special education and support services are available in all schools.
  • Support lifelong literacy.
  • Provide the support needed to ensure students are reading at grade level by third grade.
  • Support pathways to success, including career and technical education programs.
  • Encourage and increase the use of alternatives to expulsion for helping children with behavioral problems.

Stable Households

We advocate for policies that help families meet their basic needs.


United We Vote

We advocate for policies that protect the right to vote and educate voters.


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