READ UP PROGRAM

Organization name: United Way of Central Indiana

Program Type

Academic programs

Ages Served:

5-11 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: United Way’s literacy initiative, readUP, connects volunteers with local elementary schools, where they spend an hour reading with two students for 30 minutes each week, helping students get on track – and stay on track – with grade-level literacy.
Success Metrics: Grade-level reading achievement as measured by IREAD and ILEARN (aggregate by school partner)

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

500

Black or African Americans Annually Served

N/A

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

N/A

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan,
Putnam
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $500,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $15,000

Contact Information

Organization Name: United Way of Central Indiana
Website: https://www.uwci.org/
Respondents Name: Shannon Jenkins
Email: shannon.jenkins@uwci.org
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