Help us improve reading proficiency 90% by 2020
Experts recognize that third grade marks the point where children shift from "Learning to read – to reading to learn." Which is why those struggling to read in third grade find it impossible to catch up to their peers, have a higher risk of not graduating high school and as a result encounter limited opportunities for employment.
Early childhood literacy in Berkshire County must be a goal for all of us – whether or not we have young children – because the success of our youth affects our economy, crime rates, workforce, good citizenry and more. Berkshire United Way uses your support to raise literacy four ways across multiple programs and coalitions.
Achievements & Methods
Wee Read and Ready4K
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Learn more about Ready4K and enroll here.
You help us fund
Berkshire Baby Box
Hello It’s Me Project
Early Education and Care
Berkshire County Head Start
Child Development Program
Berkshire County Kids Place & Violence Prevention Center
Trauma Recovery Program
Berkshire Family YMCA
Pittsfield Preschool Program
Berkshire Hills Regional School District
Project Connection at Muddy Brook Elementary
Berkshire Nursing Families
Central & South Berkshire County Lactation Support
Center for Peace through Culture
CPC LifeSchool Pilot at Crosby Elementary School
Community Health Programs
Care Coordination Program at Berkshire Pediatrics
Dalton Community Recreation Association
Kids Club After School Program
Elizabeth Freeman Center
Child Safe Child Strong Program
Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center
Early Childhood Education
Lee Public Schools
Lee Youth Association
Busy Bee Learning Center
Learn more about
Contact Karen Vogel, Director of Community Impact, at 413.442.6948 x20 or firstname.lastname@example.org.