Women United

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Together as passionate women of northern Nevada who want to make a difference, we empower each other and our community to improve early literacy and close the gaps that exist for children living in poverty.

Who We Are

An energetic and vibrant group of women who utilize each member’s unique skills to come together to communicate, support, and serve the community. As members, we mobilize change by investing in, advocating for, and supporting programs with a mission to drive equity and excellence to all young learners.

Our Mission

We are committed to providing underserved children and their families in northern Nevada with the tools, resources, and support needed to read at grade level.

Get Involved

Send an email to Ashleigh Foster at ashleigh.foster@uwnns.org to learn more about how you can get involved and give back to your community.

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Our focus is expanding United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra’s (UWNNS) efforts to improve grade-level reading. We are currently doing this by supporting the United Readers program. United Readers is a UWNNS AmeriCorps program designed to support literacy acquisition and kindergarten readiness skills to improve third-grade reading proficiency.

Case for Action

  • 3rd grade is the pivot point where students transition from learning to read to reading to learn
  • Currently, in northern Nevada, less than 50% of our 3rd graders are reading at grade level
  • Students that are not reading at grade level at the completion of 3rd grade are 4 times more likely not to graduate on time

Why Engage?

  • Join a community of like-minded, passionate women
  • Participate in volunteer opportunities as an individual or with your family and friends
  • Provide local children living in poverty with the tools and resources needed to read at grade level
  • Make a positive impact in people's lives and within our community
Want to learn more? Email Ashleigh Foster at ashleigh.foster@uwnns.org