We Fight For:

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COVID-19 Response

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We Fight For Education

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. 

Success in life begins with a quality education. And yet, too many children and youth lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school and find a career. 

Program Partners Spotlight

United Way partners with and provides funding to the following local organizations to enhance educational efforts across the Blackhawk Region:

Other Initiatives

United Way also invests in the following early learning initiatives:

Born Learning Trail

Born Learning Trails

The Born Learning Trail is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. It helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality engagement opportunities when out on a stroll or visiting a local playground.

Learn more about Born Learning Trails in the Blackhawk Region

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly’s dream was to foster a love of reading among preschoolers and their families. She wanted to ensure that every child would have access to quality books, regardless of income. This initiative is now a global program managed by the Dollywood Foundation and brought to local communities by United Way Blackhawk Region.

Register or sponsor a child today

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Scholastic Book Fairs

In collaboration with Scholastic Book Fairs, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, United Way Blackhawk Region is sponsoring book fairs to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

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