United Way's Commitment to Education

Education is the foundation for a good life. Access to high-quality early childhood education has proven to lead to better academic achievement during the school years. On-time high school graduation opens the door to a world of opportunities in higher education and the workplace.

Our Goal

United Way of Southern Cameron County works to ensure that every child in our community has early learning opportunities, academic success in core curriculum and an education that leads to employment with a living wage.

Our Strategies

United Way's model focuses on supportive communities, effective schools and strong families — strategies and approaches rooted in research. Tackling the education challenge requires reframing education on a birth to 21 continuum.

As the lead organization for Brownsville's Partners for Postsecondary Success, we embrace the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's goal of doubling the number of low-income young adults with postsecondary credentials leading to living wage employment by 2025.

United Way of Southern Cameron County has many education initiatives. You can read more about our work at these links:

How You Can Help

To reach our goal, we need your help. Connecting communities to schools is the way we can bring about lasting change: parent involvement; volunteers in the classroom; business leaders engaged in education, strategy and advocacy. Volunteer to help.