Thanks to your generous financial support United Way of Greater Texarkana is able to help fund the following programs in our community:
The mission of the Learning for Life program is to develop and deliver engaging, research-based academics, character, leadership, and career-focused programs aligned to state and national standards that guide and enable all student to achieve their full potential.
United Way of Greater Texarkana- works with the Dolly Parton Imagintion Library program to provide books to newborns up until the age of 5. It's a collection of 60 hard bound books. They are mailed out monthly, with the childs name on them.
The mission of Literacy Council of Bowie and Miller counties is to empower the lives in our community through literacy. The Career Readiness and Adult Literacy program equips clients with the tools and knowledge to be successful in their careers, proactive in their family life and become economically self-sufficient members of our community.
The Certified Nursing Aid Training program is designed to provide people with the skills they need to get a job, but more importantly a career. The overall objective is for the students to gain quality education preparing them for a career and self-sufficiency.
Opportunities’ Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program focuses on children ages birth-3 who have developmental delays and disabilities. Licensed therapists and service coordinators provide developmental therapies in the home or at daycare, which enables parents to become involved in the therapy process, to continue appropriate therapies and services to help their children learn early language, motor development, self-help skills, and social development in daily routines.
The mission of the Client Advisory Assistance Program is to provide residential clients with an on-site case manager to assist in local housing, navigating social service systems, employment, obtaining mental health and medical appointments/prescriptions, and transportation when enrolled in the case management program.
Power Hour drives positive outcomes for youth in the area of academic success by extending learning beyond the school day. Power Hour offers a structured time and place for Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers to help members complete their homework, and start each school day better prepared and with a sense of confidence and competence.
The goal of P.R.I.D.E. Academy is to alter at-risk behaviors in youth by providing a positive influence in their lives before reaching adulthood. By creating a lasting relationship between at-risk youth and law enforcement, a support network is formed that encourages trust and respect which is often lacking for these students, especially in their home and community settings.
ArtsSmart provides curriculum based programming, training, and support to area teachers to ensure greatest academic success for students as they learn through the arts.
These education programs are to provide training to volunteers and students prepares them to care for older adults in the home as well as other healthcare settings.
Texarkana Resources Vocational Training program is a community-based program for persons with disabilities. The program offers work skills training in a work center and throughout the community at various businesses. This program teaches the individual basic skills in order to obtain a job and therefore lead them to achieving financial stability and independence. In addition to the work focused skills the program also offers a pre-vocational component that focuses on teaching the non-vocational life areas that are crucial to financial independence. This training emphasizes on money management skills, grooming and hygiene skills, banking skills, and many more. The success of these programs leads to greater independence for those with disabilities and help them in becoming contributing citizens to the Greater Texarkana Area.
The Stuff a Bus program works with directly with school administration, civic organizations, and businesses throughout our community to identify students in need in eight school districts in Texas and Arkansas.