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Our 3 Focus Areas:
Long Term Recovery
With over 286 homes still in need of repair and rebuilding, the task ahead is huge. In partnership with Salvation Army and Catholic Charities, Black River United Way is coodinating the massive effort to get our families back into safe, sanitary, and secure living conditions by supporting volunteer construction crews, securing financial and material resources, and working with the families still in need of assistance. Learn More
3rd Grade Reading
Based on last year's 2015 ACT Aspire State Assessment Test, 66% of children were not ready or exceeding in reading. In Williamsburg County, 82.4% fell into that category. These numbers are unacceptable. Children who cannot read at 3rd grade are 4x more likely to drop out of school. 69% of those drop outs will be incarcerated. This cycle must stop. We have set a goal for 100% of our 3rd graders to be reading at grade level. Joining partners together for change through county school districts, businesses, non-profits, faith communities, Americorps volunteers, and individuals, Black River United Way is committed to our children and their future. Learn More
Career Readiness & Workforce Development
We are working with businesses, industries, non-profit partners, government, and faith communities to create a pipeline of education and training opportunities for students, unemployed and underemployed residents to gain the skills and knowledge to secure a career that will adequately support their family. Funds will support the identified gaps and the programs that are moving people out of poverty through education and targeted skill training. Learn More
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