United Way Neighborhood Resource Center
United Way believes that supporting parents will reduce stress at home and improve children’s chances for long-term education and employment. To do so, United Way has developed Neighborhood Resource Centers at Lincoln Elementary and Discovery Community School — where Community Resource Navigators are employed to help families find employment, access affordable childcare, utilize emergency basic needs services, negotiate legal issues, resolve outstanding medical bills and register for insurance.
Neighborhood Resource Centers are guided by a Site Council of parents, program partners, school administrators and teachers designed to provide ongoing feedback, assess community needs and identify opportunities for impact.
Highlights of the first year’s partnership with the schools include creation of:
Family Nights: More than 500 community members at Discover attended fun activity nights where parents, teachers and school staff interacted and built community!
Summer United: Partners such as GREAT Theatre, KIDSTOP, The Yes Network, Waite Park Police Department, Boy Scouts and more came together to transform four half-day weeks of summer school at Lincoln and Discovery into eight weeks of free summer camp available all day!
Content courtesy of the United Way of Central MN