United Way Quad Cities has joined forces with CoSpero Consulting to launch Together for Tomorrow, a new initiative for education-focused nonprofits, grassroots organizations and social entrepreneurs who will collaborate to support parents, students and teachers throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
The collaborative effort of 15-20 cohort participants will meet every other week between February and April 2021 in guided, creative problem-solving workshops to address the issues that are keeping too many kids from getting and staying on track in school.
This first Together for Tomorrow cohort program, made possible by the support of the Regional Development Authority (RDA), aims to inspire creativity and innovation so that each participant will leave the program with a solution they can implement immediately along with new partnerships.
Over the course of these two-hour workshops, participants will innovate, implement and adapt strategies aimed to ultimately increase the number of third-graders reading on grade level by 30% before 2030.
Up to $100,000 in prize grant funding — provided by the generosity of Women United — is available to support implementation of the most innovative and impactful solutions.
Application closes Jan. 24.
Want to learn more before applying? Join us for one of two virtual Q&As on Wednesday, Jan. 13. (Advanced registration required.)
For more information, contact United Way Chief Operating Officer & Vice President of Community Impact Karrie Abbott at firstname.lastname@example.org.