United Way of
Greater Lorain County announces Oberlin Kids Community
May 31, 2014: United Way of Greater Lorain County has
announced that it has launched a new community collaborative
that will include 14 partners providing free programs and
services to ensure that all children in the Oberlin City
School district will be prepared to succeed in kindergarten
is a collaborative of community and educational organizations
designed to develop solutions to ensure all children enter
school healthy and ready to learn. The collaborative looks to
identify the needs of each pre-school aged child and its family
and put them on a track to be prepared for kindergarten.
Oberlin Kids is designed to support the parents and families by
providing the resources necessary to encourage their child’s
development. Initiatives will include launching a universal
learning checkup, resource, and referral program (On Track for
Kindergarten), increasing accessibility and participation in
health and wellness programs for children and families,
increasing participation and access to kindergarten transition
programming and building capacity within community organizations
to better serve children and families.
In addition to United Way of Greater Lorain County, Oberlin Kids
partners include: 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 General Health District, Oberlin Business Partnership,
Oberlin City Schools, Oberlin College Bonner Center for Service
and Learning, Oberlin Community Services, Oberlin Early
Childhood Center, Oberlin Public Library, and OhioGuidestone.
Editor’s Note: United Way of Greater Lorain County’s mission is
to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community
through leadership, collaboration and resource development.
United Way of Greater Lorain County focuses on strategic,
results-oriented and life-changing impact by encouraging and
supporting community collaboratives that address the four areas
of greatest need and potential in our community - Education,
Income, Heath and Basic Needs. Everyone has a voice and can
contribute. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. Learn more
at www.uwloraincounty.org or by calling 440-277-6530.