EDUCATION

We help kids get ready for Kindergarten so the whole class is on the same page.

We help at-risk middle school students succeed in school and in life.

Providing wrap-around educational opportunities is just one part of what we do.
Check out our work in the areas of 
Financial Stability, Health, and Transportation.
Together, we can transform our community so that all families have the opportunity to thrive.

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

OberlinKids is a Community Collaborative focused on developing solutions to ensure all children in Oberlin enter school healthy and ready to learn.

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Partners: Akron Children’s Hospital | Applewood Centers, Inc. | Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research Oberlin College | Catholic Charities HMG-HV | Child Care Resource Center | City of Oberlin Recreation Department | Common Ground: The Cindy Nord Center for Renewal | Connecting For Kids | Heart & Hand, LLC. | Kendal Early Learning Center | Kendal Northern Ohio | KidSpeak, LLC | Lorain County Public Health | Lorain County Community Action Agency | Lorain County Health & Dentistry | Lorain County Metroparks- Splashzone | Mad Factory Theatre Company | Mercy Hospital Lorain/Resource Mothers | Mental Health Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County | Neighborhood Alliance-HMG-HV | Oberlin Business Partnership | Oberlin City Schools | Oberlin Community Services | Oberlin Community Music School | Oberlin Early Childhood Center | OhioGuidestone | Oberlin Public Library | United Way of Greater Lorain County

Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten is a Community Collaborative focused on improving kindergarten readiness for children in the Elyria City School District.

We provide targeted activities and programs addressing the physical health, social/emotional development, behavioral health, academic preparedness, and parental support for each child.

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Partners: Child Care Resource Center | Elyria City Schools | Elyria Parks and Recreation | Elyria Public Library System | Horizon Education Centers | LCCC Children’s Learning Center | Lorain County Community Action Agency – Head Start | Lorain County Job and Family Services | Lorain County Public Health | Mental Health Addiction and Recovery Board of Lorain County | Neighborhood Alliance – Help Me Grow | SST Region 2 | OhioGuidestone | United Way of Greater Lorain County

*The collaborative also works directly with 15 early education centers whose students will likely attend Elyria City Schools beginning in kindergarten.

Rising Titans is a Community Collaborative focused on improving kindergarten readiness for children in Lorain through parent engagement, family empowerment, healthy children, and resources for providers.

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Partners: Child Care Resource Center | Horizon Education Centers | Lorain City Schools | Lorain County Community Action Agency | Lorain County Health & Dentistry | Lorain County Public Health | Lorain Public Library System | Neighborhood Alliance | Neighborhood Alliance – Child Enrichment Services | Neighborhood Alliance – Help Me Grow Home Visiting | Lorain with Littles | Loving Cups Kids Academy | Tower Educational | Applewood Centers | Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board | Lorain Historical Society | MAD Factory

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUCCESS

231 Go! is a Community Collaborative focused on supporting intermediate and middle school students living in South Lorain with wrap-around services both inside and outside of the school.

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Partners: El Centro de Servicios Sociales | Lorain City School District | Lorain County Community College | Lorain County Public Health | Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority | Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board

Common VIEW (Common Vision for Improved Education and Wellness) is a middle school focused, Community Collaborative (grades 5-8) in the Clearview, Firelands and Midview school districts focused on improving health knowledge, develop communication and life skills, and create school environments in which risky behaviors are avoided.

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Partners: Clearview Local Schools | Educational Service Center of Lorain County | Firelands Local Schools | Grafton-Midview Public Library | Lorain County Public Health | Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Board of Lorain County | Midview Schools | United Way of Greater Lorain County

South Side Pride is a Community Collaborative expanding our previous work to focus on a broader geographic area to support middle school students in South Elyria with services both inside and outside of the school environment.

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Partners: Catholic Charities | Elyria City Schools | Elyria Public Library | Horizon Education Centers | The LCADA Way | City of Elyria | Effective Leadership Academy | Lorain County Public Health | Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board | SouthSide Pride After School Program | United Way of Greater Lorain County

OTHER SERVICES

2-1-1 First Call for Help is a community information and referral hotline powered by United Way of Greater Lorain County.

TO ACCESS SERVICES:

Dial: 2-1-1 | Toll free: (800) 275-6106

Visit: 211lorain.org

Access is available to many educational services, including

  • Scholarship Programs
  • Public Wi-fi Sites / Mobile hotspots
  • GED Programs
  • Public Access Computers
  • Child Care Assistance
 

Spanish speaking information & referral specialists available.

Collect.Sort.Deliver. is an Impact Initiative that engages volunteers to build a FREE inventory of high-need items such as books, school supplies, and tampons & pads for distribution through local agencies and school districts.

Contact Norma Sánchez to volunteer 

Little Free Libraries are small structures in public areas where people can take and leave books freely, promoting literacy and a sense of community through book sharing. They operate on a “take a book, leave a book” basis, encouraging ongoing book exchanges among community members. United Way stewards 29 Little Free Libraries throughout the community, view our locations here.

Connecting kids from birth to age 5 to free age-appropriate books mailed monthly to the children’s homes. The initiative is a collaborative effort between the Community Foundation of Lorain County, The Stocker Foundation, and United Way of Greater
Lorain County

https://imaginationlibrary.com/usa/affiliate/OHLORAIN/