Education is the foundation for individual and community success. It’s one of the building blocks we all need to be successful in life.
Research is clear – learning and brain development occur at the greatest rate between birth and three years of age. That’s why it is critical that we reach children early – starting with good pre-natal care and continuing through the pre-school years. We are working to ensure that all kids have the skills they need to be successful when they start school. If a child isn’t reading at grade level by 3rd grade, for example, they may never catch up. At the same time we are providing supports and resources to help youth navigate the challenges of adolescence and be prepared for college or the workforce.
We fund community programs at our partner agencies, develop projects that address gaps in services and have convened two coalitions to explore new ways to ensure that every child has a chance for success in school and in life.
Our Goals in Education:
- Improve kindergarten readiness
- Improve academic performance and career readiness