We believe that education is an important building block to a good life. Our work in education begins in a child's youngest days and continues through school and into adulthood. In everything, we strive to ensure that all children and youth achieve their potential by helping the community and its members: enter kindergarten ready to learn; read at grade level by the fourth grade; earn a high school (or equivalent) degree; and lead positive, productive lives. The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County serves as the fiscal agent for the LOU Reads Coalition, which seeks to ensure every child in our community is reading to grade level by the end of the third grade.
For detailed information about the programs we're funding this year, please click here.