By working to increase home stability, we are also helping escalate academic success of local students.
When families experience financial hardships, they may have to move out of their home. For some families, this could happen many times in their life. Not only does the family’s home change, but the child’s school or even school district changes. Research shows students who frequently change schools tend to have lower scores on standardized reading and math tests and higher dropout rates than their peers.
Valley of the Sun United Way partners with The Siemer Institute for Family Stability to improve long-term housing. By working to increase home stability, we are also helping escalate academic success of local students.
To do this, United Way and partners work with local school districts to identify struggling families and pair them with a case manager. These case managers work with each person in the family individually to encourage stability throughout the home. Case managers receive financial coach training from United Way. They use these learnings to co-create budgets, and financial goals with the parents or other adults in the family. They also work with children to improve academic performance by connecting them to mentors, counselors or other services so they can succeed in school.
Maybe you’ve heard the name United Way, but do you know what it means to have a United Way in your community? We want you to get to know us better by hearing from our very own Valley of the Sun United Way employees!
Take a peek at the New Year philanthropic resolutions our Board Chair, Jennifer Holsman Tetreault, shares with Valley of the Sun United Way!
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A new year means new resolutions! If you are looking to get more involved in your community, we have 3 ways you can start this month!
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Every person counts. Every donation counts. This giving season we are uniting the power of a donation.
Check out a piece of the letter from our CEO, Carla Vargas Jasa, from our 2019 Impact Report.
There are so many volunteer opportunities throughout Phoenix in December. Check them out and sign up today!
Tocqueville Society members had a great time celebrating their 30th year anniversary at Arizona Science Center. Learn more about what being a member means!
Although this may be top of mind with the holidays coming up, it is important to fight to end hunger year-round. Check out these tips for things you can do in our community.
Hunger is not a simple problem. This year, 41 million Americans will worry about where their next meal will come from. They are food-insecure, struggling to provide or eat enough each day.