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- Here's What You Need to Know About Claiming Your United Way Donation This tax season
- And The Nominees Are.....
- How You Can be an Advocate for Student Mental Health in Your Community!
- JUST ANNOUNCED: 2018 United Way Top 50 Most Generous Workplaces
- Congratulations to the LIVE UNITED Award Winners!
- How VITA is helping hard working tax payers receive more on their tax returns
- Register for the 2018 35 Under 35 Celebration Ceremony on June 7
- A Lesson In Leadership
- United Way's 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program Celebrates 10 Years
- UNITED for Child Care Training Event Materials
- Gobble It Up Pre-Orders OPEN!
- Story Squad: Kid's Storytime with United Way
- Eggs & Issues: The State of Local Child Care & Its Impact on Workforce Development
- Join us for the 2018 United Way Kick Off Event!
- 2019 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program Applications Now Available!
- 2018 Women UNITED Luncheon & Silent Auction
- 35 Women With One Thing In Common, A Desire to Make A Difference: United Way's 35 Under 35 Program
- Are You Up for the (Social Media) Challenge!?
- 2018 LIVE UNITED T-shirt & UNITED Acts of Kindness Day
- 2018 Campaign Video: I Wish My Teacher Knew
- A Song to Say Thank You
- Women UNITED Luncheon & Silent Auction Raffle WINNERS
- UNITED for Student Mental Health - Mental Health Services Expanded to 6 Rural Schools in ND
- Here’s What You Need to Know About Claiming Your United Way Donation This tax season
- Nominate YOUR Organization for LIVE UNITED Leader of the Year!
- Join us to Recognize Generosity in Our Community!
- And The Nominees Are...
- United Way of Cass-Clay: James' Story
- Congratulations to the LIVE UNITED Awards Winners!
- JUST ANNOUNCED: 2019 United Way Top 50 Most Generous Workplaces
- Community Collaborations: United Way Receives Presidents' Award for Community Partner
- Women UNITE to Share a Love of Learning
- Help Encourage Kids to Succeed on Their First Day of School
- The Route to Removing Barriers for Employment - United Way Helps Expand Transportation Services
- Pre Order Info for Hornbacher's Gobble It Up for United Way $5 Lunch
- A Backpacks Impact: The United Way School Supply Drive
- Will You Accept the Women UNITED Challenge?!
- Register now for the 2019 Kick Off Event on September 18
- Home For Good: Give Now to Help Welcome Families Home - For Good.
- Community Kickoff Event
- Location Unveiled for the Future Home of United Way of Cass-Clay
- 2021 Women UNITED Golf Scramble
- Hornbacher’s Gobble It Up for United Way
- Watch the Community Kickoff Event
- Roers Chili Feed – Get your Cup of Chili Sept 15-29
- Taking Action to Help Families in Need - How the Coronavirus Response Fund is Helping
- United Way moving Dec. 18
- Our New Location: What You Need to Know
- Reaching Out: A space to serve our region for generations.
- LIVE UNITED Awards & Annual Meeting on March 25 – Join the Virtual Watch Party
- United Way is on AmazonSmile - a percent of your purchase can help families locally
- Home for Good Baskets Provide Hope
- 35 Under 35 Women’s Leadership Program Celebration
- Choice Bank’s Commitment to Preventing Homelessness
- School Supply Drive - Donate
- School Supply Drive - Distribution
- Host Your Own Virtual Drive
- Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential™ presented by Emerging Leaders
BOLD Goal 2: Prepare Children to Succeed
Why we invest
Nationally recognized research points to the long-term benefits and return on investment from providing high-quality early childhood education to low-income children. The benefits not only improve kindergarten readiness levels but also improve third-grade reading levels and high school graduation rates and dramatically increase the lifetime earning potential for students who benefit from quality early childhood experiences. We recognize that students and families must be supported as they progress through school.
- In Cass and Clay Counties, only 37% of children ages 3 and 4 are enrolled in early childhood education
- 63% of high school students in Cass County reported their mental health was not good
- Children enter school ready to succeed
- Students are successful as they progress through school and upon graduation are ready for post-secondary or workforce
- Increased number of children enrolled in quality pre-k programming by 14% over the past 5 years
- Collaborated with community-based nonprofit services providers and school districts to provide to monitor emerging needs of children, students, and their families as our community response to the pandemic
- 94% of children enrolled in pre-k programs and quality, affordable child care demonstrated age-appropriate skills preparing them socially, emotionally, and academically for kindergarten
- 2,367 students received support and participated in out of school time programming through our community-based partners
In response to the growing behavioral and mental health needs of students, we've partnered with Central Cass, Kindred, Northern Cass, and West Fargo Public Schools to increase access and remove barriers for students to get the mental health help they need. This past school year, 186 students received mental health services on-site at their schools. Of those served:
- 99% continued to the next grade level
- 83% decreased absenteeism or maintained attendance of at least 90% of school days
- 77% reduced behavioral referrals in school
Looking Forward to 2021
We will continue to increase support for children and students as they progress from early childhood to school to the workforce or post-secondary education. We are working with our community partners and local school districts to increase access and reduce barriers to educational gaps related to student success.
If you are a non-profit looking for funding, applications will be available fall 2021.
For more information, please see the previous Notice of Funding Available.