Making quality education available to more children

All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Quality education, beginning at birth, gives children that opportunity. Investing in our young people also benefits the entire community by supporting the next generation of community leaders, creating a more skilled workforce, reducing crime, and contributing to better health outcomes.

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Quality after school programs help promote children’s learning and ensure that children are in safe, productive activities during out-of-school time. United Way has been a long-time funder for after school programs in our region.  We currently focus on programs that promote literacy and math skills, and programs that promote children’s mental health.

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We fight to break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs and support the families in improving their lives.

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Local early childhood councils bring together a wide range of partners to ensure all families in greater New Haven have access to quality early childhood programming and information.  United Way is proud to partner with the early childhood councils in our region.

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Trauma. It can present itself through poverty, violence in the home, divorce, or abuse. United Way recognizes that children have a hard time learning when they are struggling with the impact of trauma in their lives.  As a partner in the New Haven Trauma Coalition, United Way brings partners into New Haven schools to help […]

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We want all children to enter school developmentally on track in terms of health, literacy, social, emotional and intellectual skills. A nurturing bond between a parent and a child has been shown to be one of the most important factors in a child’s overall health. Through Secure Start, United Way helps parents develop healthy nurturing […]

Group of children petting a dog

Quality after school programs help promote children’s learning and ensure that children are in safe, productive activities during out-of-school time. United Way has been a long-time funder for after school programs in our region.  We currently focus on programs that promote literacy and math skills, and programs that promote children’s mental health.

Program Details
Woman holding young child

We fight to break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs and support the families in improving their lives.

Program Details
Woman holding young child

Local early childhood councils bring together a wide range of partners to ensure all families in greater New Haven have access to quality early childhood programming and information.  United Way is proud to partner with the early childhood councils in our region.

Program Details
Group of young kids meditating

Trauma. It can present itself through poverty, violence in the home, divorce, or abuse. United Way recognizes that children have a hard time learning when they are struggling with the impact of trauma in their lives.  As a partner in the New Haven Trauma Coalition, United Way brings partners into New Haven schools to help […]

Program Details
Secure Start Portrait Woman Smiling

We want all children to enter school developmentally on track in terms of health, literacy, social, emotional and intellectual skills. A nurturing bond between a parent and a child has been shown to be one of the most important factors in a child’s overall health. Through Secure Start, United Way helps parents develop healthy nurturing […]

Program Details

Results

2527
students benefit from mentoring or counseling services in local schools.
140
children and toddlers attended Early Head Start programs in New Haven, West Haven, and Hamden in 2016.
8
New Haven Public schools are providing trauma-informed care and after-school programs.

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