Our Investments

Education is an investment in the future of our community. Today's preschoolers will one day be the leaders of our community! Together, we can ensure that every child receives a quality education, and is set up for success.

Our Strategy: United Way invests in adaptive, wrap-around services to ensure every child in our community has a solid educational foundation. Our grants to youth-supporting agencies provided tutoring keep kids on academic track, as well as mentoring and civic engagement to build their social-emotional strength. From preschoolers to high schoolers, we’re preparing students to be our community’s next leaders.

Through our Community Investment and Regional Investment grants, we're setting every young learner up for success. Our grants provide services like:

  • After-school tutoring and enrichment
  • In-school mentoring and academic support
  • Books sent directly to the homes of young children
  • Resources to support the education of students with disabilities. 

Children are Born Learning

Children are always learning, right from birth! In partnership with Little Rock Parks and Recreation, we installed Little Rock's first Born Learning Trail at Little Rock's Boyle Park to support young learners and their families. The trail provides fun, interactive activities that engage the minds of little ones. 

Thank you to our Born Learning Trail Sponsors: U.S. Bank, Pediatrics Plus, Herren and Susan Hickingbotham, Adam and Robyn Henderson; and volunteer supporters Caterpillar and Miss Central Arkansas International 2019 Kayla Gray.