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: Child Care Resource Center | City of Oberlin | Kendal Early Learning Center | Lorain County Children and Family First Council | Lorain County Community Action Agency | Lorain County Health & Dentistry | Lorain County Public Health | Oberlin Business Partnership | Oberlin City Schools | Oberlin College Bonner Center for Service and Learning | Oberlin Community Services | Oberlin Early Childhood Center | Oberlin Public Library | OhioGuidestone | 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 | Lorain County Job and Family Services | Lorain County Public Health | 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: Childcare 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 | United Way of Greater Lorain County

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 | South Lorain Block Watch | United Way of Greater Lorain County

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: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County | Catholic Charities | Elyria City Schools | Elyria Parks and Recreation | Elyria Public Library | Horizon Education Centers | The LCADA Way | 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 books, school supplies, work clothes, and tampons & pads for distribution through local agencies and school districts.

Contact Norma Sánchez to volunteer or view our current inventory

Thanks to the generosity of our partners at PolyOne Corporation, we have orange Little Free Libraries stewarded by United Way of Greater Lorain County popping up across our community!

El Centro
2800 Pearl Avenue
Lorain, OH 44055

Durling Middle School
100 North Ridge Road
Lorain, OH 44052

East Rec Center
1101 Prospect Street
Elyria, OH 44035

Midview Middle School
12865 Grafton Road
Grafton, OH 44044

OberlinKids Community Collaborative
23 Eric Nord Way
Oberlin, OH 44074