Welcome! Login | Register

Subscribe Now: Free Daily EBlast

 
 

United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council Hosts Forum

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

 

The United Way of Rhode Island Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) met with nearly 100 people at a recent statewide forum to discuss ways to improve grade-level reading among the state’s third-grade students. 

 

One strategy that came to the top of the was increasing access to out-of-school and summer learning programs. 

“It’s disturbing that just one-third of our state’s students are reading at the appropriate level at the end of third grade—it’s a rally cry for all of us to come together to support summer learning because it is a strategy we know will help children achieve grade level reading success,” said Lisa Gillette, Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council, and Executive Director of Foster Forward. 

The Women’s Leadership Council has put together a challenge to match all gifts made in support of United Way of RI’s highly successful Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative, up to a total of $50,000, through December 31. 

Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative 

The initiative is a collaboration between Hasbro, Inc., and UWRI that provides children with educational opportunities that combine hands-on learning with real-world application. The six-week summer learning program helps students avoid “summer learning loss,” which happens when school is not in session. 

To date, the effort has served over 1,600 kids across 14 programs  and participants have experienced gains of 15 percent in both math and reading skills. 

Those interested in making a gift in support of the HSLI that will be doubled by the generosity of the WLC are encouraged to make a secure, online donation through UWRI’s website.

See the 2016-2019 United Way Grantees in the Slideshow Below 

 

Related Slideshow: United Way Grantees - 2016-2019

Prev Next

1.

Amos House

Grant Amount: $50,000

Prev Next

2.

Boys Town of New Enlgand

Grant Amount: $100,000

Prev Next

3.

Capital Good Fund

Grnt Amount: $45,000

Prev Next

4.

Children's Friends

Grant Amount: $50,000

Prev Next

5.

College Crusade of Rhode Island

Grant Amount: $49,972

Prev Next

6.

Community Care Alliance

Grant Amount: $98,976

Prev Next

7.

Community Care Alliance 

Grant Amount: $98,976 

Prev Next

8.

Connecting for Children and Families 

Grant Amount: $235,370 (3 projects) 

Prev Next

9.

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island 

Grant Amount: $250,000 (3 projects) 

Prev Next

10.

Federal Hill House Association 

Grant Amount: $98,580 

Prev Next

11.

Foster Forward 

Grant Amount: $100,000 

Prev Next

Genesis Center 

Grant Amount: $149,780 (2 projects) 

Prev Next

13.

Housing Network of Rhode Island 

Grant Amount: $75,000 

Prev Next

Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence 

Grant Amount: $75,000 

Prev Next

15.

Learning Community Charter School 

Grant Amount: $75,000 

Prev Next

Man Up, Inc. 

Grant Amount: $75,000 

Prev Next

New Urban Arts 

Grant Amount: $100,000 

Prev Next

Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corporation 

Grant Amount: $50,000 

Prev Next

19.

Progreso Latino 

Grant Amount: $75,000 

Prev Next

20.

Providence Community Library 

Grant Amount: $89,320 

Prev Next

21.

Providence Housing Authority 

Grant Amount: $144,057 (2 projects) 

Prev Next

22.

Providence In-Town Churches Association 

Grant Amount: $100,000 (2 projects) 

Prev Next

23.

Providence Plan 

Grant Amount: $150,000 (2 projects) 

Prev Next

24.

Providence Public Library 

Grant Amount: $50,000 

Prev Next

Rhode Island College 

Grant Amount: $99,859 

Prev Next

26.

Rhode Island Free Clinic 

Grant Amount: $50,000 

Prev Next

27.

Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership 

Grant Amount: $175,000 (2 projects) 

Prev Next

28.

RI Local Initiatives Support Corporation 

Grant Amount: $50,000 

Prev Next

29.

Riverwood Mental Health Services 

Grant Amount: $100,000 

Prev Next

30.

Southside Community Land Trust 

Grant Amount: $99,902 

Prev Next

31.

Thundermist Health Center 

Grant Amount: $100,000 

Prev Next

32.

Tri-town Community Action Agency 

Grant Amount: $175,000 (2 projects) 

 
 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email
 
:!