Education forms the foundation for a student’s entire life. It opens doors, broadens horizons and enables children to thrive.
United Way Quad Cities creates, leads and invests in initiatives that strengthen early education, enrich out-of-school time and provide strong pathways to success after high school.
Working collectively with community leaders, volunteers, partners and supporters like you, we helped more than 33,000 students lay the groundwork for ongoing educational success.
We’ve teamed up with community leaders to help our youth reach their full potential in life. Education, along with income and health, is one of the building blocks of opportunity.
In line with our Rise United 2030 community goals, we are driving transformative change in education by focusing on youth literacy — a key indicator of a child’s future success.
(Quad Cities Educational Data Exchange – 2023)
A volunteer reading program that promotes youth literacy through one-on-one tutoring in schools.
A free program that empowers parents with resources and insights so they can support their child’s development and prepare them for kindergarten.
Our community schools initiative brings a wide range of resources to students and their families and helps remove barriers.
When kids fall behind in school, they get frustrated and check out before they drop out. We create, partner and invest in a range of programs that set students up to achieve now and in the future. Education is the best investment we can make to eradicate poverty, empower students to develop their full potential and build a strong talent and workforce pipeline.
United Way Quad Cities works with funded partner organizations making a difference in education every day.
of children whose parents participated in kindergarten readiness programming started school with the necessary skills.
of students who participated in our reading programming have improved their literacy skills.
students discovered a career path aligned with their interests after participating in funded career exploration programs.