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Young Leaders Community Commitment in Greater Cleveland

Addressing the low-income achievement gap

Young Leaders focus their volunteer work on minimizing the low-income achievement gap in Greater Cleveland. Their efforts align with United Way’s education impact area partner, the Cuyahoga County Public Library. The goal is to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for low-income youth.

Leaders volunteer regularly with the library’s 1-2-3 Read! program. 1-2-3 Read! is designed for 1st and 2nd grade students at risk of not meeting the state-mandated Third Grade Reading Guarantee. 1-2-3 Read! provides free one-on-one tutoring in reading skills and small group tutoring. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application here.

Young Leaders chose to work toward eliminating the low-income achievement gap because they are passionate and committed to improving the community through United Way’s work. The need to address this issue is great in our community. If you are born poor, you tend to stay there. By working to minimize the low-income achievement gap Young Leaders can begin to break the cycle of poverty in Greater Cleveland.

Young Leaders will invest funds in strategies aligned with United Way’s community impact agenda while mobilizing young professionals to engage in giving, advocating and volunteering for meaningful projects where they can make a difference and see the outcomes of their efforts.

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