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
You Help Us Fund
18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children and Families)
Early Education and Care
Berkshire Baby Box
Hello It's Me Project
Berkshire County Head Start
Child Development Program
Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc.
Trauma Recovery Program
Berkshire Family YMCA
Pittsfield Preschool Program
Berkshire Nursing Families
Central and South County Lactation Support Program
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
Action Adventures Out of School
Center for Peace through Culture
CPC LifeSchool Pilot at Crosby Elementary School
Child Care of the Berkshires
Child Care Services – Norman Rockwell & Family Child Care
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 Preschool
Pediatric Development Center
PAL Play and Learn
South County Early Intervention
Contact Karen Vogel, Director of Community Impact, at 413.442.6948 x20 or firstname.lastname@example.org.