Education

United Way Suncoast Brings Strategic Vision Into Focus

United Way Suncoast unveiled its new strategic vision in a special one-hour virtual presentation on Sept. 9. Hosted by 10 Tampa Bay Brightside anchor Frank Wiley, the presentation featured CEO Jessica Muroff guiding viewers through a series of conversations about how United Way Suncoast, one of the region’s leading nonprofits, plans to continue lifting up…

New plan created to improve grade-level reading in Manatee County

By Anna Bryson Staff Writer  There are 32 elementary schools in Manatee County and 49% of third-graders are not reading on grade level. At 10 Title 1 schools, that number rises to 75%. Children who read on grade level by the end of third grade, statistics show, are more likely to graduate high school and have higher…

United Way Suncoast Welcomes Three New Board Members

Scoop United Way Suncoast is pleased to welcome three new board members – Cheri Coryea, Karen Droz and Cynthia Saunders – to the Manatee Area Board for the 2019 term.  Board members are heavily involved in the development and execution of United Way Suncoast’s goal to help struggling ALICE families through educational programs that give…

‘Dive Into Reading’ returns for third big year and beckons volunteers

By Vin Mannix Columnist  School’s out soon, but kids in our community will need extra help in a fundamental area and you can be part of a wonderful endeavor. Volunteer for “Dive Into Reading,” the nationally recognized summer reading program hosted by the Anna Maria Oyster Bar in partnership with the Manatee School District, the Suncoast…

High School Students Make Their Voices Heard at GradNation 2019

On March 7, 2019, around 400 Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties community officials, business leaders, educators, parents and students convened for the student-led and -driven GradNation Community Summit. The GradNation campaign is a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities working together to raise the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent…

43% on Central West Coast of Florida Struggle Financially

43% on Central West Coast of Florida Struggle Financially New United Way report reveals 43% of working households cannot cover basic needs CENTRAL WEST COAST, FLORIDA – The United Ways of Florida’s central west coast (Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties) today announced 43% of household in the…

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