Engage. Empower. Graduate.

This initiative is a joint undertaking by the Women United (WU) and
the Emerging Leaders United (ELU). Together we’re identifying and addressing
the disadvantages that children and families face in local elementary school
communities to ensure children and their families, regardless of circumstances,
have the opportunity to succeed in school and life through these key strategies:

Early Childhood Development
GOAL: Preparing children for kindergarten.

Family Engagement and Support
GOAL: Engaging parents with the school.

Adult Education
GOAL: Teaching both parents and students English.

Mental Health and Family Support
GOAL: Address behavioral and emotional barriers to learning through the support of a school-based therapist.

Extended Learning Opportunities
GOAL: Enrichment outside of the classroom to enhance development opportunities and reduce summertime grade level loss.

Youth Development
GOAL: Providing students with strong role models through mentoring relationships to foster educational engagement.

Prevention Services
GOAL: Reaching out to families in their homes to build safe environments and prevent child entrance into protective services.

Emerging Leaders Council (ELU)

Join us! ELU members must be in their 20s, 30s and 40s and give at one of the following three levels:

  • Emerging Leaders United Promoters: minimum annual gift of $500
  • Emerging Leaders United Supporters: minimum annual gift of $1,000
  • Emerging Leaders United Investors: minimum annual gift of $1,500
  • Emerging Leaders United Leaders: minimum annual gift of $2,500

Women United (WU)

Join us! WU members must donate to the initiative at one of the following levels:

  • Women United Promoters: minimum annual gift of $500
  • Women United Supporters: minimum annual gift of $1,000
  • Women United Investors: minimum annual gift of $1,500
  • Women United Leaders: minimum annual gift of $2,500

Why be a part of Engage. Empower. Graduate.?

Aside from making a significant impact on students and families, supporters of the initiative will receive several valuable benefits.

By joining EU or WU, you can:

  • Participate in ongoing or one-time volunteer opportunities.
  • Access special educational programs.
  • Attend networking events with other philanthropic leaders.
  • Be recognized in the Leadership Giving Registry and on the United Way website.