United Way Works to end America’s education crisis

Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes.1 These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.

Education Initiatives

Success By 6

Northwest Indiana United Way Success by Six is a regional early childhood initiative of the United Ways of Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. We envision a Northwest Indiana where all children have the physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills and supports they need to be successful in school and life. Northwest Indiana United Way Success by Six aims to create optimal conditions in the community that will consistently meet the developmental needs of children under age six and their families.

Investing in local programs

Lake Area United Way supports and invests in local agencies to deliver a diverse set of services to meet the educational needs of children and youth in our community.  Programs such as before and after school care, youth development programs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, early childhood education, Teen Court, Safe Place and more.