Agenda for Change in action

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Children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school.

All children start school with developmentally appropriate skills to be kindergarten-ready and become academically successful.

80% of our 4-year olds will be at age-expected development and ready to begin school by 2020
Developmental skills and kindergarten readiness at age 4
Achievement gaps can be seen in a child’s first year and measured by 18 mos. Ensuring an educated workforce begins in early childhood

All students succeed academically and graduate from high school, regardless of race.

Eliminate the racial academic achievement gap and improve graduation rate for an educated future workforce.

Increase graduation rate in Dane County to 95% by 2020

High school graduation rate evaluated by district and race

Reading at 4th grade evaluated by district and race.

Completion of algebra by 10th grade, evaluated by district and race.

High school diploma is foundational to preparing for the workforce and earning family-sustaining wages

More people are on pathways out of poverty.

Create economic stability for young families with children, hire people out of poverty and reduce racial economic gap and reduce the return to prison rate.

Increase the number of young families, especially families of color, that have stable employment, housing, and whose children are at age-expected development

Place 240 people living in poverty in jobs with minimum 1-year retention

90% of the released offenders to Dane County will not return to prison within two years of their release

Employment rates, family homelessness, and kindergarten readiness

Number of people who get and retain a job over one year

Return to prison rate

Holistically help families achieve foundation to move out of poverty

People in poverty attain/retain jobs with family-sustaining wages

Formerly incarcerated will remain in poverty unless they successfully reintegrate back into the community

There is a decrease in family homelessness.

Prevent families from becoming homeless and rapidly re- house homeless families to create stable living situations for families with children.

Decrease the number of homeless families and Increase the number of young families, especially families of color, that have stable housing

Number of Dane County families and children in shelter

Number of stably housed families

Families in extreme poverty are stabilized in housing and are better able to find and maintain employment

Stably-housed children are more successful in school

People’s health issues are identified and treated early.

Address behavioral health issues that interfere with a student’s ability to learn and stay in school

Reduce uninsured rate for very poor people

Increase graduation rate to 95% by 2020

Enroll uninsured in Affordable Care Act Marketplace

Number of 6th grade students screened and treated for trauma, depression, anxiety

Reduction in 9th grade truancy/dropout

Enrollment in HealthConnect

Children in poverty are affected by long-term toxic stress and trauma. Addressing these issues early prevents truancy and dropping-out.

HealthConnect provides insurance premium subsidy so poor people can obtain care

Seniors and people with disabilities are able to stay in their homes.

Prevent senior institutionalization from adverse drug events and falls

Youth with disabilities successfully transition from school to work

Reduce the rate and number of adverse drug events and falls of Dane County older adults by 20% by 2022.

85% of youth with emotional and behavioral disorders transition to post-secondary education and/or employment by 2020

Number/rate of hospitalizations and Emergency Dept. visits due to adverse drug events and falls.

Number of youth successfully transitioning from high school to post-secondary education or employment

Comprehensive medication reviews and falls prevention classes are free to low-income seniors

Institutionalization economically destabilizes families

Prevent poverty for disabled young adults

United Way convenes stakeholders to refresh plans every five years to meet changing demands of our community, and integrate learning and new data. Progress and results are provided on an on-going and annual basis, through United Way’s annual report, an annual progress summary, “Mobilization Plan to Action” reports, impact reports, and in monthly newsletters, media reports, social media, and events.