Education

Education is the foundation of a good life, setting an individual on a path of personal fulfillment and economic security

Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life. It also benefits the whole community: high school graduates have higher earning potential, contribute more to their local economies, are more engaged in their communities, and are more likely to raise kids who also graduate on time.

United Way adopts a comprehensive approach to education that spans all the way from cradle to career. The path to success begins early, and we provide a strong foundation through initiatives such as Born Learning which has helped more than 15 million parents, grandparents and caregivers turn everyday moments into fun, educational opportunities for young kids. 

 

32% of the children in Union County, ages 3-5, are not enrolled in nursery school, preschool or kindergarten¹.

 
 

 
¹Association for Children of New Jersey, Kids Count 2010, http://www.acnj.org