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.

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

Our Goal

80% of our 4-year olds will be at age expected development and ready to begin school by 2020
Education is one of the key building blocks to a stable life. It benefits the whole community: graduates earn more, contribute more, are more engaged and are more likely to raise kids who also graduate.
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Key Measures

Developmental skills and kindergarten readiness at age 4
80% of our 4-year olds will be at age-expected development and ready to begin school by 2020.
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How do we address poverty?

Achievement gaps can be seen in a child’s first year and measured by 18 months Ensuring an educated workforce begins in early childhood
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Looking for more Information about what United Way of Dane County does to address Education in our community? take a look at our mobilization plans or our impact reports

Agenda for Change

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

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

More people are on pathways out of poverty.

There is a decrease in family homelessness.

People’s health issues are identified and treated early.

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

What we are trying to do

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

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

Create economic stability for young families with children

Hire people out of poverty and reduce racial economic gap

Reduce the return to prison rate.

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

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

Reduce uninsured rate for very poor people

Prevent senior institutionalization from adverse drug events and falls

Youth with disabilities successfully transition from school to work

Our Goal

80% of our 4-year olds will be at age-expected development and ready to begin school by 2020

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

Key Measures

Developmental skills and kindergarten readiness at age 4

Addresses poverty

Achievement gaps can be seen in a child’s first year and measured by 18 mos.

Ensuring an educated workforce begins in early childhood

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