Improving Educational Success

We believe in a community in which all children and youth can succeed.

STRATEGIES
Build social, emotional and language skills

We have a duty to make sure all children receive the counseling and support they need so they can become successful in their lives. 

Expand quality out-of-school programs

Expanding affordable early childhood programs was ranked a high priority by 88% of organizations on the Cape.

Bridgewater State University: Community Needs Assessment. 2014

Programs for early intervention to address behavioral and developmental Issues have a 63% gap in service delivery. 

Bridgewater State University: Community Needs Assessment. 2014”

The average yearly cost of care for an infant in a childcare center in MA is $20,145 compared to a year of public university tuition of $12,000

ChildCare Aware of America, 2018

During our 2018 – 2019 Community Impact Grant Cycle, nonprofits supporting education initiatives on the Cape and Islands achieved the following results: 

431

mentor matches created

1,482

children attended quality out-of-school programming ​

538

home visits provided to children and families 

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144

classrooms engaged in building social, emotional, language skills​

CAPE AND ISLANDS UNITED WAY

1600 Falmouth Road, Unit 25
P.O. Box 367

Centerville, MA 02632
508.775.4746 

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