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Schools of Hope / Decade of Difference Early Literacy Tutoring Program
According to the 2011 California STAR assessment, 55% of third grade students living in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties are not reading at grade level. Studies show students who score below reading proficiency by the end of third grade have a 75% increased risk for becoming a high school drop out. United Way and the Decade of Difference: 2020 Initiative have worked together to implement Schools of Hope, which brings tutors into the classrooms to provide one-on-one tutoring with those children struggling with their reading. In its second year, Schools of Hope is already showing success in helping struggling students gain confidence in their reading abilities and in school.
Humboldt Children’s Health Initiative
United Way is working to increase awareness and advocacy efforts around the importance of affordable children’s health insurance through this initative as well as working with FIRST 5 Humboldt to provide resource referrals for parents with young children through the United Way Community Switchboard.
By using the FamilyWize discount card, an average of 30% is saved on prescriptions from participating pharmacies. The card can be used by anyone with, or without, insurance. There is no enrollment, activation process or fees associated with the card.
Humboldt Community Switchboard (moving towards a 2-1-1 Call Center)
The Community Switchboard is a free, confidential information and referral center providing trained specialists who listen and connect callers to community resources. United Way is working with a 2-1-1 Community Network of professionals who are committed to establishing a 2-1-1 Call Center in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. January 2012 was the kick-off month for the 2-1-1 Certification Process for Humboldt County. Read more about the kick-off by clicking here. Learn more about the Humboldt Community Switchboard and the many resources it provides.
Regional Advisory Council
Dr. Rollin Richmond
Humboldt State University
Representative, Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro
Humboldt County Office of Education
St. Joseph & Redwood Memorial Hospitals
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors
GHD Consulting Engineers
The Sun Valley Group
College of the Redwoods
Arcata Elementary District
Humboldt Association of Realtors
Community Volunteer (Founder, Community Switchboard)
Del Norte County of Office of Education
Jamie Walling, CPA
Jamie Walling CPA & Associates
United Way Contact