United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Strengthen kindergarten readiness in low-income Detroit, Michigan, communities by creating nurturing, literacy-rich environments for children through the delivery of training and resources to parents and caregivers and through community awareness and support of early childhood education

Jan. 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014

Focus Area

Thriving Children

Geographic Focus






Early Learning Communities give Detroit’s youngest children and families hope for the future

The United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s Early Learning Communities (ELC) uses a neighborhood based approach to increase kindergarten readiness for Detroit’s youngest community members.


W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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“Empleen el dinero del modo en que crean conveniente, siempre y cuando promueva la salud, la felicidad y el bienestar de los niños.” - Will Keith Kellogg

“Sèvi ak lajan an jan w vle depi se sante timoun, byennèt timoun ak kè kontan pou timoun w ap ankouraje.” - W.K. Kelòg