Many of Lake County’s leading corporations provide corporate and foundation grants to support United Way’s initiatives that are focused on ensuring children are healthy and ready for their first day of school, students are reading at grade level, and youth is graduating from high school with a plan for their future.
Below are some examples of projects supported by grants:
- 75 families participated in United Way of Lake County’s Early Learning Club to gain the knowledge and tools needed to teach their children key kindergarten readiness skills at home.
- 20 of North Chicago’s highest risk families received intensive early intervention services through United Way of Lake County’s Home Visiting to improve academic and social skills, and identify, treat and manage health care needs.
- 30 incoming Waukegan kindergarten students who had not participated in a formal preschool program were able to participate in United Way of Lake County’s Kindergarten Countdown Camp to improve early literacy and school readiness skills.
- 50 elementary Waukegan students were able to take part in United Way of Lake County’s Reading Success to improve their reading skills.
Through corporate partnerships, grant funds help put Lake County children on a pathway to success for school, work and life.