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Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: When Safe Space Shuts Down, Who Takes Attendance?

By |2020-04-13T16:50:47+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Early Childhood Success|

Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: When Safe Space Shuts Down, Who Takes Attendance? Staying hopeful for Every Student, Every Day “I was drawn to United Way’s Every Student, Every Day initiative because of the level of autonomy it provided,” said Charitee Fereti, when asked about her decision to join the cohort

Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: The Trials And Triumphs Of Five-Year-Old Twins

By |2020-04-02T02:23:53+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Early Childhood Success|

Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: The Trials And Triumphs Of Five-Year-Old Twins When Cindy and Max came onto his caseload, Kevin Valle, United Way’s Every Student, Every Day (ESED) intern at Vista La Mesa Academy in Lemon Grove, discovered one reason why the five-year-old twins weren’t in school: their family lacked reliable transportation. That was only one issue contributing to their chronic absence. By

Centennial Read Across America

By |2020-04-02T15:59:53+00:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Centennial, Early Childhood Success, Volunteer|

Centennial Read Across America "I really enjoyed volunteering with United Way for Read Across America. I think it's an amazing program to participate in because it highlights the importance of community and youth engagement, as well as the valuable habit of reading. Overall, it was a great time, and I can't wait

Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: Chelsea Builds Empathy

By |2020-01-17T19:05:05+00:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Early Childhood Success|

Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: Chelsea Builds Empathy “I didn’t know what social work in a school setting would look like,” explains Chelsea Guevara, an SDSU senior majoring in Social Work who was chosen to be part of United Way’s Every Student, Every Day cohort. The absence intervention initiative coordinates schools,

Summer Reading Reaches New Heights

By |2020-01-22T20:17:59+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Early Childhood Success|

Summer Reading Reaches New Heights Fifty-six books over four weeks. Jackson Ellis may have set a record at last summer’s Readers in the Heights (RITH), a literacy initiative, coordinated by United Way of San Diego County, that brings summer enrichment opportunities to elementary students in City Heights. “It was shocking to us, too,”