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What is United Way of Central Virginia doing to help our area children get ready for kindergarten and reach our goal of 90% Third Grade Reading Proficiency by 2025?

In Academic Year (AY) 2015-16, UWCV launched several new programs and supported the work of its lead readiness partner Smart Beginnings Central Virginia to help over 13,000 children and their families in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and the City of Lynchburg enter school ready to succeed.

Here is what we are doing..

Appomattox Literacy Intervention Project

HumanKind and Lynchburg City Schools’ Family Education Partnership 

Central Virginia Dolly Parton Imagination Library

D’Brickashaw Ferguson Books

Smart Beginnings Central Virginia

Excellence in Children’s Early Learning and Literacy (ExCELL)

Backpacks for Kids’ Sake


For more information about our Education Readiness Initiative Funded programs, click here.