WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The third part in a five-part series about the state of education in the national capital region is now available, and covers issues our children and young adults face from cradle to career. The resources available in this edition of the United Way of the National Capital Area's Education Initiative Briefing provide parents, teachers, and education advocates with concrete tools and resources.
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Access to quality education, from cradle through career, is one of our region's greatest challenges. We have some of the richest, poorest, best- and least-educated citizens in the country. Due to that diversity—both ethnically and geographically—the national capital region is one of the most difficult communities in America to mobilize and address our most demanding civic challenges. Yet, there is hope. United Way NCA's testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia outlines areas of strength and that need improvement in our area.
Investment in United Way NCA plays a defining role in bridging the divide and mitigating the affects of these social challenges. For the 2010-2011 fiscal year, United Way NCA has made grants totaling over $320,000 to education-related nonprofits in the metro DC area; Loudon County, Prince George's, William, and Montgomery Counties; Fairfax/Falls Church, Alexandria, and Arlington.
Whether it's through giving, advocating, or volunteering, you can make a difference in the education of the children in our national capital area. Visit our Give-Advocate-Volunteer online center to learn more.
About the United Way of the National Capital Area
Measurable impact is what matters most, and the United Way NCA and our community partners deliver. For more than 35 years, we've worked with more than 950 charities and partner agencies, and have distributed millions of dollars to strengthen children's education from cradle to career in the national capital area.
SOURCE United Way of the National Capital Area