United Way of Washington County FY19 Community Impact Grant
Breaking Down the Barriers – Making Connections
We are excited to receive funding from the United Way Washington County FY19 Community Impact Grant!! We are in partnership with OnTrack Washington County on this collaborative program.
This collaborative program will seek to connect multiple partners in Washington County that are working towards shared outcomes related to college readiness and workforce development in an effort to increase the economic stability for the community. In bringing multiple partners together, both OnTrack and the Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation (WCPSEF) will facilitate community conversations in a neutral environment that promote action steps to raise our educational attainment levels so our workforce has the education and skills necessary to obtain quality employment. Ensuring every child, regardless of race, color, or zip code is prepared for a rewarding career is the best way to generationally improve our quality of life and combat poverty and community disengagement.
The Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation (WCPSEF) will provide most of the direct support to the following programs:
- GLOW Financial Literacy Program: Teaches Financial Literacy components to high school students, topics include: budgeting, saving, banking, credit cards, paying for college, personal financial responsibility.
- FAFSA Frenzy Program: Provides information to WCPS students about the possibilities and opportunities of how to pay for education beyond high school. Events held at a variety of locations to assist parents and students completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- Support & Enhance the Washington County Boys & Girls Club Career Launch Program: Provide GLOW curriculum, FAFSA Experts and other support from WCPSEF established programs
- Assist with Career Exploration Day for all WCPS 7th Graders: This initiative launched June 6, 2018 as a partnership between HCC, WCPS, Chamber of Commerce, OnTrack, and WCPSEF. Every WCPS 7th grader will have the opportunity to visit a college campus (HCC) and interact directly with employees of local businesses to learn about their jobs and the education or training needed for these careers.