Educational Success

Greater Twin Cities United Way's Vision:

All children are ready to thrive academically, personally and socially.

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Our Policy and Advocacy Agenda

Issues We Lead:

  • Protect and increase existing early childhood investments, including the expansion of state reimbursement rates for early childhood care and education providers to promote greater stability across the sector’s workforce.

Issues We Support:

  • Expand funding and policies to advance afterschool, summer youth enrichment and career pathway programs.

Issues We Endorse:

  • Maintain federal conformity for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to fully access federal funds.
  • Expand access to high-quality early care and education to all families from low-wealth households.
  • Advance policies to reduce student financial responsibilities for post-secondary education.

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