Category Archives: On Grade Achievement

On Grade Achievement initiative to improve 3rd grade reading and 6th grade math for our most vulnerable children.

United Way receives $228,000 grant for Imagination Library

Imagination Library Partners Announce $228,000 Grant from Kansas Health Foundation Three-year contribution benefits early literacy efforts of United Way and Library July 10, 2019, TOPEKA, KS — Young readers in Shawnee County have received a big boost from the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF). United Way of Greater Topeka CEO Jessica Lehnherr and Topeka and Shawnee… Read More »

UWGT announces new tutoring partnerships with schools

United Way announces new tutoring partnerships with grade schools in three districts TOPEKA, KS, Nov. 19, 2018—United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) has announced new partnerships with three Shawnee County school districts to expand math and reading tutoring. The new grants will help students reach and stay on grade-level in elementary reading and math in… Read More »

Shawnee County Coalition Earns 3rd Pacesetter Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Jillian Fisher 785-228-5114 Jillian.Fisher@unitedwaytopeka.org Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Pacesetter Honors Announced SHAWNEE COUNTY RECOGNIZED FOR WORK IN SUPPORTING EARLY SCHOOL SUCCESS Topeka, Kansas (June 11, 2018) – Shawnee County has been honored for the second year in a row as a Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR). The… Read More »

2018 Impact RFP Meeting Scheduled for March 2

For Immediate Release February 13, 2018 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.228.5111 E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org United Way to release Request for Proposals for 3-year impact grants Agencies encouraged to attend informational meeting on March 2 February 13, 2018, TOPEKA, KS—Charitable organizations interested in receiving a United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) grant for… Read More »

Position Announcement: VISTA with Neighborhood Opportunity for Wellness

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jillian Fisher, Senior Director of Community Impact at jillian.fisher@unitedwaytopeka.org  POSITION DESCRIPTION (Open as PFD or Word) Job Title:  AmeriCorps VISTA – Neighborhood Opportunity for Wellness (N.O.W.) Reports To:  Senior Director, Community Impact, United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) Job Level/Status:  Exempt Division: … Read More »

Shawnee County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Honored Again as Pacesetter

National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Awards 2nd Pacesetter to Shawnee County Collaboration rewarded Second Pacesetter in three years Topeka, Kansas (March 31, 2017) – Shawnee County has been honored for the second time in three years as a Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR). The Campaign was cited for exemplary work in eliminating barriers faced… Read More »

National Mentoring Month

  January is National Mentoring Month! Spending one hour each week – whether it’s helping with homework, playing games or just hanging out – means a young person has someone to turn to in moments big and small. Mentoring and tutoring play large roles in United Way’s On-Grade Achievement impact work. In addition to helping students succeed… Read More »

Please join us as United Way and Topeka Housing Authority officially announce our new impact initiative on August 19

What Press Conference When Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2-3 pm Where Johnston Community Center 2021 SE Market Street Topeka, KS Why We are inviting our partners, volunteers and investors to join us as we announce the beginning of the Neighborhood Opportunities for Wellness (NOW) initiative–a collaboration of United Way of Greater Topeka and the Topeka… Read More »