Women United

Investing in Education – Igniting Change

Our Purpose

We are Women United. We fight for the education of every child in Dane County. Our local network of more than XXXX individuals is an emerging force, investing in and advocating for quality educational experiences from early childhood through high school. Help us reach more children and set the stage for success in school and in life.

Our Impact

We Ignite Change. Investing in early childhood education leads to improved long-term health outcomes, earnings and educational attainment. Through both programs and policies, we can strengthen the whole educational pipeline from birth through adulthood. 

In 2019, we accomplished the following:

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Children and their families received home visiting through ParentChild+ and 88% of 4-year-olds are 4K ready, exceeding the national benchmarks for the 4th straight year.

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families served through Early Childhood Zones, a public-private partnership providing early childhood development support through home visiting programs, family stability support through housing and employment programs to parents.

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elementary, middle and high school students (57%) received 15+ hours of tutoring in reading and math.

Join Us

We are a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging –
to each other, to our mission and the community we call home.

Membership Benefits

  • Connections with like-minded women and community leaders
  • Deeper understanding of critical issues in our community and United Way’s investments in Education
  • Volunteer opportunities aligned with early childhood education and women’s empowerment
  • Invitations to professional development, mentoring and networking events
  • Leadership opportunities through committees and workplace volunteer roles

Join Us to Ignite Change

Are you ready to raise your voice, roll up your sleeves and create a legacy of change that benefits everyone in Dane County?

Why does early childhood education matter?
The first 5 years of a child’s life are critical for brain development and building an early foundation of health and wellness. When children live in poverty, it is more challenging to start Kindergarten ready to learn. Children who enter Kindergarten ready to learn are more likely to graduate from high school, attend college and earn a higher income. In fact, earning a high school diploma increases lifetime earnings by fifty percent.
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Fabiola Hamdan, 2020 Women United Philanthropy Award Recipient
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2019 Women United Breakfast
Last year, we raised more than $36,000 to support Elementary Schools of Hope tutoring and Early Childhood Zones. Save the date to join us on September 30, 2020!
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