An Initiative is a Collaborative effort with 3 or more partners that addresses an identified United Way of Midland Community outcome in one of the three Focus Areas: education, self-sufficiency and health.
United Way knows how critical it is for children to succeed in school. In the summer of 2018, 346 students participated in the Club Read program. The United Way of Midland collaborated with the Boys and Girls Club of Midland, Casa de Amigos, Midland Fair Havens, and Unlock Ministries Fun Academy. Over 2,100 new books were ordered and delivered to the children participating in the Summer Reading programs. By the end of the summer, over 80% of all students who completed the Club Read pre and post-test maintained or improved their reading levels.