Board of Trustees approves grants to 14 Community Partners

At its June meeting, the United Way Board of Trustees approved a Pitt County community investment plan that included grants for the 2018-19 fiscal year to 14 community partners. The funds will continue work toward the organization’s goals of making sure all children will enter school ready, all youth will graduate high school and providing for basic needs. In short, United Way is investing in Pitt County’s current and future workforce.

The following organizations were granted funds:

BASIC NEEDS

Center for Family Violence - a nonprofit organization focused on the intervention and prevention of domestic violence.

Community Crossroads Center -  An organization serving the homeless and those at risk of homelessness by providing safe housing and assisting them in developing a long term plan that leads to self-sufficiency.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC- a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in our 34 counties.  

Council on Aging- Meals on Wheels - a program that provides weekday meals delivered to homebound older adults, ages 60 and over, who are unable to prepare their own meals and have no one else to do it for them.

REAL Crisis - a non-profit agency offering free 24/7 counseling and an extensive referral service.

NC 211 – a 24 hour, 365 day social service information & referral service.

SCHOOL SUCCESS

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plains (Academic Success) – A program serving 600 students daily with homework help, tutoring, web-based tutorials and summer reading program.

Imagination Library -  a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.

Operation Sunshine - An organization that provides a safe, motivating mentoring and tutorial program for girls only, ages 5-13.  

Parents for Public Schools - A non-profit organization that advances the role of families and communities in securing a high quality public education for every child.

Pitt County- Nurse Family Partnership– An organization that pairs first time mothers with registered nurses trained to educate, encourage and support them through the first two years of motherhood, helping children get on a healthy path to success.

Pitt County Partnership for Progress (After-School Tutorial Program) – An after-school tutorial program is designed for first, second, and third grade students who are not reading at grade level or who have been retained.

Student Success Academy– A program serving at-risk middle school students with a six week summer program and tutorial support during the school year increasing the students' commitment to learning and opportunities for success.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Life of NC-STRIVE-Employment Training Program -  Job-Readiness Attitudinal Training is an intense process in which difficult to employ individuals are taught the skills necessary to seek gainful employment and to become productive members of the workforce. 

For more information, contact Dwain Cooper at (252) 758-1604; 210 or dcooper@uwpcnc.org.