FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2014

County Executive Joe Parisi, Co-Chair of United Way of Dane County’s Born Learning Delegation will announce the creation of new early childhood strategies aimed to close the racial achievement gap in Dane County on Friday, May 2 at 10:00 am at the Sugar Creek Elementary School, Verona located at 420 Church Avenue, Verona, WI.

WHAT:           Born Learning Mobilization Plan Announcement
WHERE:        
Sugar Creek Elementary School
420 Church Street, Verona WI
WHEN:           Friday, May 2, 2014
TIME:              10:00 am

Delegation Co-Chair and Community Leader Michael Morgan; Superintendent of Verona Area School District Dean Gorrell; Professor and Chair—Department of Pediatrics—University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Dr. Ellen Wald; President of Pacific Cycle Alice Tillett; and United Way of Dane County President and CEO Leslie Ann Howard will be part of a short program.

Special visitors from the local Verona Play and Learn will share “Circle Time” with the participants to show what early learning is already happening in local communities.

About Our Community’s Agenda for Change

EDUCATION

  • Students succeed academically and graduate from high school, regardless of race.
  • Children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school.

 SAFETY

  • There is a decrease in family homelessness.
  • There is a reduction in violence toward individuals and families.

 HEALTH

  • People’s health issues are identified and treated early.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities are able to stay in their homes.

 United Way engages our community mobilizes volunteers and strengthens local nonprofits to achieve measurable results and change lives.

About United Way of Dane County

United Way of Dane County is addressing the underlying causes of community issues through our community’s Agenda for Change—seven goals focused on three priority areas of Education, Safety and Health that our community identified as most critical to changing lives and strengthening Dane County. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, we are achieving measurable results toward making our community better educated, safer, and healthier. United Way provides organizations and individuals the opportunity to give, advocate, and volunteer to change the human condition in Dane County.