Thanks to the hard work, contributions, and partnership of thousands of individuals and organizations, 2013-14 has been a historic year of impact for United Way of Salt Lake. Together, we grew our donor engagement, expanded our Collective Impact partnerships, and created new and innovative solutions to address the most serious social challenges in our neighborhoods and communities.
Please take a few minutes to read our 2013-14 Annual Report to learn more about how we are working to improve lives and build stronger communities today and for years to come.
We are not alone in this work. We are pleased to work with all of our strategic partners that believe, as we do, that together, we can do more than help one child beat the odds, we can change the odds for entire communities. We appreciate your trust, conﬁdence, and above all, thank you for your partnership with United Way of Salt Lake!
Deborah S. Bayle
President and CEO
Granger Elementary Students Improve Reading Scores
Earlier this year, Granger Elementary had a rude awakening. Reviewing the mid-year reading scores, not only were students not improving at the anticipated rate to ensure they achieved their end of year goals, they were actually decreasing in some grade levels.
This is where a culture of continuous improvement makes a big difference. Continuous improvement means continually monitoring actions and practices to see where they can be improved. Granger had already done a lot to improve reading instruction, including small group work, one-on-one tutoring, additional instructors, and much more. But, rather than being satisfied, the Granger staff doubled down. They focused their core instruction on the specific components of reading, such as fluency, accuracy, and retell. They sought out practice tests, evaluated results, and tweaked instruction to individualize each student’s particular need.
Learn more about Granger's reading success HERE>>
United Way of Salt Lake in the News
Collaborative Aims to Help Children's Groups Speak the Same Language -Ed Week
United Way of Salt Lake Presents Annual Service Awards -Salt Lake Tribune
Paying for Success: On the Cutting Edge in Early Childhood Education - Deseret News
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Summer of Service - June - September 2014
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