Partner Profile: Manor Independent School District

Partner: Manor Independent School District (ISD)

Partner for: 5 years

Partners with: Target Graduation

Our relationship:

Implementing proven solutions to support the growth of students

United Way’s relationship with Manor Independent School District (ISD) started through the District’s involvement in the Youth Program Quality (YPQ) Initiative, a continuous comprehensive quality improvement system for out-of-school time programs. Based on four key areas (safe environments, supportive environments, interaction and engagement), YPQ is proven to impact positive youth development.

Through its partnership with UWATX, Manor ISD is able to assess and implement improvement plans for its programs to advance youth development.

Partnering in many ways

In addition to being a partner through our youth work, Manor ISD also provides volunteer engagement opportunities to UWATX corporate partners like Goldman Sachs on their campuses. They have also worked with our Financial Opportunity program to deliver financial literacy training to students’ parents and families.

What we’ve accomplished:

Through this partnership, in the 2011- 2012 school year Manor ISD and UWATX helped coordinate 559 interventions for Decker Middle School students.

How Manor ISD makes Austin greater:

“The Manor ISD is a wonderful partner to work with – they make the coordination aspect so easy. They’re always open to collaboration and identifying opportunities to continuously improve the work we all do for the students.” – Laura LaFuente, Director, Target Graduation.

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