United Way Works to End America's Education Crisis

Success in life begins with a quality education. And yet, millions of children and youth lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school and find a career.

We're fighting to shift the odds so tomorrow's leaders can build a better foundation today. With an approach to education that spans from cradle to career, we're ensuring every child gets a strong start in life, teenagers have the tools to learn and grow, and young adult thrinve in the job market.

The strategies proven to work are those that connect communities to their schools: parent involvment, literacy volunteers in the classroom, mentors for disadvantaged students, and business leaders engaged in early childhood advocacy.