United Way works to end America’s education crisis
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes.1 These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.
By focusing on the early years, we can give chldren the foundation for lifelong academic success. The first few yeas of a child's education are the most important as the Columbus Area United Way seeks to insure that all children are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten.
Under the Education Pillar, funded partners and direct programs will focus on: