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United Way of Northeast Louisiana fights for the Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Basic Needs of every person in our community.
In the area of Education, we are working to increase local graduation rates.
READ.LEARN.SUCCEED., United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s education initiative, focuses on 3rd grade students reading on grade level, with the ultimate goal of improving graduation rates. Studies show that students who cannot read on grade level by the 3rd grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school than those who can, so we’re tackling this issue by reading with 2nd and 3rd grade students in Lincoln Parish, Monroe City, Ouachita Parish, and Union Parish partner schools.
During the 2016-2017 school year, 96% of READ.LEARN.SUCCEED. students in Lincoln Parish, Monroe City, and Ouachita Parish schools improved their reading skills, increasing their chances of graduating high school.
For more information about READ.LEARN.SUCCEED., contact Michelle Saucer, Director of Community Impact, at 318-998-9207.
CLICK HERE to volunteer now for the 2017-2018 school year, or dial 2-1-1 on any land line or mobile phone, a free call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also pick up an application in person at our offices in Monroe (1201 Hudson Lane) or in Ruston (1910 Farmerville Highway, Ruston, LA 71270).