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United Way of Greater Greensboro Receives $25,000 Women to Women Grant to Serve Family Success Center Members

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Greensboro, NC (October 25, 2016) – United Way of Greater Greensboro has received a $25,000 grant from the Women to Women Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Grant funds will be used to increase GED program participants at United Way’s Family Success Center.

“The Women to Women Fund is innovative and solution oriented. We are honored and grateful to have been selected to receive the 2016 grant. The grant will be invested in a generational solution at the Family Success Center – parents getting GEDs while children are in quality childcare in the same location is a win/win. Together, parents and children will learn to value education as a pathway out of poverty,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Greensboro.

The GED program at Family Success Center is the only effort in Guilford County that offers a two-generation approach for mothers of young children to complete high school requirements. This cornerstone initiative at Family Success Center has been identified as a main reason mothers have engaged in the model.

The unique attributes of the GED program includes:

  • 42 week GTCC instructor-led classes and child care in the same building located near the student’s residence
  • Enrollment in a five star child development program to nurture the brain development of the GED student’s child while the mother is in classes, tutoring, and testing
  • Mother and child are provided with high quality meals when mothers attend classes
  • Student books and testing fees
  • Bus passes and other transportation needs
  • Parent/child graduation ceremony

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LIVE UNITED: United Way of Greater Greensboro is creating partnerships that reduce poverty in greater Greensboro. We are leading long-term solutions that meet the unique needs of ENTIRE families. We bring together dynamic and caring professionals and volunteers who teach, coach and inspire the 57,000 people in our community, struggling to obtain basic needs. The federal government defines poverty as family of four earning $24,300 per year. With so many of our neighbors struggling to meet basic needs, United Way believes poverty must be addressed so that our community can thrive. www.unitedwaygso.org

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