Respond, Recover, Reimagine, & Rebuild

Opportunity starts here. We’re ready to turn voices into action, to put boots on the right ground, to seize this moment, and unite to create a brighter future for everyone in our community. This is the very work our United Way was built for; to unite the community and lean in at challenging times to create lasting change.

There is no "one size fits all" solution to addressing the challenges we collectively face after the last year and a half. At UWTV, we believe creating a brighter future will require many hands and many approaches. We’re leaning into data to identify where help is most needed and to deploy evidence-based strategies. We’re leaning into partnerships and collaboration to maximize resources and effort. And we’re taking time to reflect on ourselves to ensure equity is the foundation of everything we do.

Here’s a sneak peek of our new plan to Respond, Recover, Reimagine, and Rebuild.

Strategies to support student success
  • An early literacy community awareness campaign, United We Read, and the promotion of learning materials and books to keep children learning and reading at home over the summer
  • Working with community volunteers and school districts to launch a VELLO virtual reading tutoring program to get one-on-one reading support to children experiencing pandemic related learning loss
  • Continuing our work to promote and support the Community School Strategy and encouraging the investment of stimulus funds in starting new Community Schools
  • Promoting school and parent awareness of Chronic Absence and providing educator training 
  • Bigger investments in programs that increase out of school learning time
Strategies to promote school readiness 
  • Promotion of the Bright by Text platform to get quality learning tips and resources in the hands of parents/caregivers of young children
  • Launch of an Imagination Library in Horseshoe Bend to get quality books monthly to children from birth through age five
  • Launch of a new preschool classroom in Nampa in partnership with Nampa School District and the Treasure Valley YMCA as part of our system of preschools in Canyon County
  • Bigger investments in programs that increase school readiness
Strategies to promote family stability
  • Promotion of a virtual platform to coordinate better resource awareness, service delivery, and referrals in social service 
  • Supporting the Boise City/Ada County campaign to end family homelessness
  • Bigger investments in programs that support family stability.

More to come, stay tuned!