All Posts Tagged "valley of the sun united way"


    How I Spent My Summer: An Essay by Dr. Dave

    Summertime. It hasn’t always been my favorite season if I’m being honest. I tend to overheat in the Arizona sun and I have to wear a wheel protector so I don’t melt on the asphalt. But the last few summers have been different. For the past three years, Valley of the Sun United Way has generously […]

    August 16, 2017

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    RBBB Summer Program

    Did you know summer learning loss creates a 2.5 – 3 year learning gap between children of low and middle income families by the time they reach the fifth grade? (AZ Center for Afterschool Excellence Study) This summer, Read Better Be Better will again partner with Valley of the Sun United Way and The Boys […]

    June 5, 2016

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    Independent Evaluation Results

    Valley of the Sun United Way generously offered Read Better Be Better the unique opportunity to work with First Eval ( to produce an independent evaluation of our program data from Fall 2015. Here is a short summary of the findings: “The RBBB program has notable effects on its participants’ literacy skills. For 3rd […]

    May 5, 2016

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    Valley of the Sun United Way Visits an RBBB site

    Valley of the Sun United Way will be visiting ‪#‎RBBB‬’s Michael Anderson site today to witness our students working hard and working smart! Please be in touch if you would like to schedule a visit too! Please share!

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    Thank you Valley of the Sun United Way and Red Nose Day USA!!

    Read Better Be Better received a grant to support Avondale Elementary School District #44 sites from Valley of the Sun United Way thanks to funding from Red Nose Day USA. Red Nose Day this year is May 26. Make sure to buy yours to support community organizations like ‪#‎RBBB‬! Thank you VSUW and Red Nose […]

    April 29, 2016

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    Congrats to our partners for their efforts during Literacy Month!

    Congratulations to our partners, Dawn Gerundo, Valley of the Sun United Way and Avondale Elementary School District #44 on their efforts during literacy month to help get 3rd graders reading at grade level! Read more about it on the West Valley View Please share!

    March 30, 2016

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