How We Make an Impact



Literacy 2.0 – What it Means to Us

United Way believes education is the foundation for a better life. United Way believes the literacy 2.0 effort will change the lives of thousands of individuals and families as we go to scale.

  • Our process begins with the Imagination Library, in partnership with the Dolly Parton Foundation. Read more below.
  • The Ready 4K and Beyond provides high-quality digital content through age 13. Read more below.
  • The Sammy Rabbit program provides financial literacy curriculum to help children develop savings habits and goals.

The Real Cost Measure in our County

The Real Cost Measure (RCM) estimates the amount of income required to meet basic needs for a given household type in a specific community. In our county, 43,188 Households are below the Real Cost Measure.

The Real Cost Measure builds a bare-bones budget that reflects constrained yet reasonable choices for essential expenses: housing, food, transportation, health care, taxes and child care.

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