Ellis has been a proud United Way funded agency since 1989. United Way’s leadership and advocacy on the issue of early education are exemplified by the 10-year Thrive in Five initiative, a private-public partnership spearheaded by former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino with significant planning and funding from United Way to “ensure that all children will be ready for sustained school success.”
Today, our partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley provides a comprehensive range of resources including
•General operating support
•Targeted individual donations
•Board development and recruitment
•Technical assistance, advocacy and teaching/learning materials through a number of initiatives focused on early childhood education, youth development programs, early reading programs and summer learning loss programs.