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United Way announces availability of grant funds to achieve grade level reading goal
Community organizations across our region are invited to apply for grant funding in support of our grade level reading goal.
Today's Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders
UWNNS partnered with Soroptimist International of Reno to work with 20-second graders at Florence Drake Elementary School with the goal to assist the students with reading skills.
Learn more here.
We would like to honor the United Way top 25 companies
We want to give a big thank you to our Top 25 companies for their amazing support and generosity of community spirit. Click here to get a closer look at who they all are.
Born Learning Trail
UWNNS and employees of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) and the City of Sparks recently installed the region’s third Born Learning Trail, an interactive, playful outdoor learning tool that promotes early literacy and encourages physical activity for young kids. The trail is part of United Way’s Born Learning program, a long-standing initiative to support early learning and school readiness.
School of PEACE Celebration
UWNNS held a celebration to honor the teen parents who graduated from Washoe Innovations High School’s School of PEACE (parent education and child enrichment), a part of Washoe County School District’s Teen Parenting Program. UWNNS participated as part of their work supporting parents in helping their children with early learning activities.
Why Reading by the End of the Third Grade Matters
UWNNS would like to encourage you to review "EARLY WARNING! Why Reading by the End of the Third Grade Matters." This is a A KIDS COUNT Special Report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that highlights the importantance of early childhood reading and how/why it impacts our community.
Read the report here.
We appreciate our volunteers!THANK YOU to all volunteers who make our community a better place to work, live and play. We honor your service not only during National Volunteer Week. We honor you throughout the year.
February Newsletter Now Available
We would like to share our February newsletter with you.