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Education

United Way is increasing opportunities for children and youth to succeed through partners, programs and initiatives designed to:

  • Expand access to quality early learning educational experiences for children birth through 5.
  • Increase the number of youth 5 through 18 who have opportunities to experience success and achieve their potential.

Partners and initiatives helping to achieve our education goals include:

Greater Waterbury Campership Program

United Way, together with the Camp Bureau at the Waterbury Republican Newspaper, is proud to administer this program which provides scholarships to approximately 500 children so they can attend one session of summer camp. You'll find all the information you need on the "How to Apply" and "Camp Information" links above.

If you have questions, call the United Way Campership Hotline at 203-757-9855 ext 25.

Bridge to Success

United Way, through grants from the Graustein Memorial Fund and State of CT worked in partnership with many community stakeholders to support the Bridge to Success initiative which was launched on the efforts of three complementary initiatives including the Waterbury School Readiness Council’s Blueprint focusing on children birth to eight, the Prevention Policy Board’s Community Youth Plan focusing on ages five to twenty-one and the Waterbury Public School’s District Improvement Plan. Waterbury is the only city in the state that has one plan addressing the needs of children and youth, birth to age 21. The Bridge to Success Plan has five strategic areas: Parent and Family Engagement, Child Health and Development, Early Care and Education Services, Positive Youth Development, and Workforce Development.

Click here to download Bridge to Success - a Birth to 21 Initiative.

Community Investment Process

All United Way funding decisions are made by volunteers. All services, programs and initiatives currently funded by United Way are reviewed by volunteers who make up the Community Impact Cabinet and its Councils, who are experienced in analyzing budgets, program efficiency and effectiveness.

Volunteerism

Discover the rewards of volunteering. United Way provides one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Dial 2-1-1 toll free from anywhere in Connecticut to learn about local volunteer opportunities

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