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UWNNS Announces Bold Early Reading Goals
After extensive research and input from all 13 Nevada counties we serve, our board of directors has adopted the critical issue of “children reading at grade level” as its focus area moving forward.
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.
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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.
United Way Aces Game Night
Join us as we partner once again with the Reno Aces to be the 'charity of the night' on Friday, July 25, 2014. A portion of the ticket proceeds benefits our work, when purchased through our office. To find out more information and to order your tickets today, click here for the flier.
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.
June Newsletter Now Available
Please take a quick look at our recent newsletter from United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. This month we are sharing quick updates, including two events around early learning.
In 2013, UWNNS celebrated our 70th Anniversary. For over 70 years, we have created positive, lasting change through our expertise, capacity and relationships. In 2014, with your help, we will reach the goal of $100 million raised since we started in 1942. To help celebrate this goal, we have established the $100 Million Dollar Club. We invite everyone who gives to UWNNS in any amount to become a "$100 Million Dollar Club" member.”
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71 Stories for 71 Years
Follow us on Pinterest as we share stories from over the years, beginning with our founding on October 29, 1942, and how we continue to successfully serve northern Nevada and the Sierra for over 70 years.
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