Education has long been viewed as the great equalizer in paving a path to increased opportunity. Educational equity is achieved when outcomes (high school graduation, college attainment) are no longer closely correlated with a student’s race, income level, gender, ability status, or zip code. Yet access to quality early learning experiences and K-12 education still varies significantly based on race, socioeconomic status, and locality.
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) is committed to closing achievement gaps that exist in our community. The first step toward fulfilling commitment is the launch of the Equity in Education Fund, which specifically earmarks funds to close closing early learning and literacy gaps for children who identify with historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The Equity in Education Fund will help UWNNS reach its goal to ensure that at least 50% of funding serves underrepresented individuals and families through our 2022-2025 investment period for early literacy programming.
For more information on the Equity in Education Fund or how you can support this important work, please contact Ashleigh Foster, Interim CEO and President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.