Category Archives: Education Accomplishments

STEM after school & summer program

02.04.2014 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, SUCCESS BY 6

We’re expanding our STEM programming!

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We're excited to share that thanks to the Freescale Foundation, our Target Graduation program will grow the quality of Science ... Read More >

 
Mom and daughter bond during UWATX Play To Learn class

12.11.2013 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SUCCESS BY 6, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Research shows UWATX Play To Learn makes parents happy, helps children be school-ready

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After an 18-month evaluation, we have firm numbers behind something we've been hearing for years: UWATX's innovative Play To Learn ... Read More >

 
Middle School Matters End of Year Results - 2013

11.26.2013 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY

Results are in: Middle School Matters changes students’ lives, earns high marks from schools

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Two years ago, we set out to change the culture of three middle schools serving low-income communities with Middle School Matters, ... Read More >

 

11.26.2013 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SUCCESS BY 6, SUCCESS STORIES

Meet Naomi and Tirzah

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In the Greater Austin area, child poverty rates are nearly 25 percent higher than the national average and only 13 percent of ... Read More >

 
Lillie, Mendez Middle School Student

10.24.2013 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, SUCCESS STORIES

After-school programs make a difference for students like Lillie

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Middle school is a tipping point for many students - and while what happens during the school day is critical, students spend more ... Read More >

 
Children and parents play in a UWATX Success By 6 Play To Learn class

10.07.2013 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SUCCESS BY 6

[VIDEO] Success By 6 – making sure every child is ready to learn

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In our community, only 50 percent of children start school ready to learn - that number drops to 13 percent in low-income Austin ... Read More >

 
Rudi Andrus of Mainspring Schools on the value of United Way

09.19.2013 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, SUCCESS BY 6

An ambitious challenge: doubling the number of low-income children in high-quality care

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We are proud to announce our new United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) Success By 6 Center Project - an ambitious initiative to ... Read More >

 
Children use Samsung tablets during Play To Learn

02.08.2013 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SUCCESS BY 6

Families log more than 2.5K minutes, avg. 61 logins per user on education app

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UWATX has partnered with Famigo, a local Austin tech startup, to help parents discover quality apps for their children and help ... Read More >

 

10.09.2012 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SUCCESS BY 6, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Success: $500K of early childhood funding restored

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When the City of Austin approved the City’s budget just a few weeks ago, it included a significant win for the youngest and most ... Read More >

 

05.30.2012 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SUCCESS BY 6

United Way unveils Action Plan to improve care for our youngest community members

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This afternoon, we unveiled a landmark document that has been years in the making: the School Readiness Action Plan for Austin/ ... Read More >

 
 
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