Third grade is a benchmark year for students: it’s when they transition from learning to read into reading to learn. But, the groundwork for third grade success has to start as early as preschool. It’s why Trident United Way last year launched the Tri-County Reading by Third Project, a three-year pilot program designed to raise reading proficiency rates of children by the end of third grade. This project marks the first time all four Tri-County school districts have worked collaboratively on an initiative of this size.
When the participants of a partnership are aligned and well-matched, good things are the result.
The Prosperity Centers, located in Moncks Corner and Summerville, are two local sites where great partnerships are formed. Solutions focused match-ups often include multiple nonprofits that working together to offer residents tools for achieving financial stability. One of these partnerships assists qualifying residents with filing federal and state taxes at no cost.
In the season of giving, we often feel a tug to help our neighbors most in need by pitching in at a soup kitchen or donating toys so that local children can have a happy holiday. This is the perfect opportunity to involve your children and help them learn about the importance of giving back. Amy Maciariello, director of resource innovation at Trident United Way, has a lot of experience … Read More
ou’ve probably read about how poor diet and health care can adversely affect a child’s ability to learn in school. But hygiene can also play a role in keeping kids happy and focused. Teachers can help during the school day, but what happens when that child goes home and there’s no toothbrush, no comb or no shampoo?
In communities all over the country, individual organizations, nonprofits and government entities are doing important work. They are helping people, solving problems and making an impact. But what if like-minded groups banded together? That impact could be so much greater and the results even more sustainable.