UWCA’s Success By 6 (SB6) program just received its largest corporate donation ever – a $1 million gift from Samsung Austin Semiconductor. Samsung made the gift to celebrate their recent announcement of a $3.6-billion expansion to its 12-inch semiconductor fabrication plant in Austin. “We are pleased to commemorate our growth in Austin with a gift that benefits Central Texas in such a meaningful way,” said Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon, president, Semiconductor Business, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
UWCA’s SB6 initiative ensures 40,000 of Travis County’s youngest and most vulnerable children will be ready to learn and succeed by the time they enter kindergarten. The program works to:
improve the quality of childcare serving low-income children
educate parents on ways to support their children’s development
provide mental health consultation to help with children’s social and emotional development
SB6 addresses children’s educational needs by identifying barriers and implementing proven strategies in cooperation with more than 30 nonprofit organizations, community and educational leaders and businesses.
“We are honored and deeply appreciative of such a generous gift and look forward to all of the possibilities and opportunities this will continue to create for our youngest and most vulnerable students,” Kevin Cole, UWCA Board Chair said. “This investment will increase our ability to make strategic program investments that will increase the number of vulnerable children who succeed in school.”
We gratefully acknowledge Samsung’s $1 million commitment to ensure all Central Texas children will enter kindergarten happy, healthy, and prepared for school success.
Every day in Austin, we’re working to ensure each child has access to high-quality education, every family has the tools they need to be financially stable, and health and human services are readily available for all.