Our Work

Education & Literacy

We're investing IN Our FUTURE LEADERS.

Mile High United Way helps students and families build a foundation for academic success by connecting them to education and literacy programming while also holistically addressing families’ needs. When parents are engaged in their children’s education, children earn higher grades, attend school more regularly, and graduate from high school at higher rates.

Our Programs

How We Support Education & Literacy

United FOr Schools

We promote grade-level reading by nurturing school-community partnerships, empowering parent advocates, and developing essential resources that serve both children and their families.

Community Grants

We invest in nonprofit organizations that holistically address education and literacy. Our funding partners work to strengthen academic success for students across Metro Denver.


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in social-emotional education grants were distributed to partner schools between 2020-2021.


Title 1 schools in Adams 12 and Aurora school districts were supported through our programming last year.


students participated in quality out-of-school programming through United for Schools last year.

Enhancing School-Community Partnerships

“Mile High United Way has allowed us to think about systems in our building and how we want to build those out long-term to benefit our kids and our families. We were able to think about some really fast wins for kids and families around the importance of attendance [by thinking about] how we were building parent engagement and how we cast a broader net and meet the needs of our community…It’s been a gamechanger for a lot of kids and our families in a lot of ways.”

Mile High United Way promote literacy, grade-level reading, and academic success for students across Metro Denver.


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Mile High United Way’s United for Schools program has been helping families and students overcome the digital divide since the onset of the pandemic and our work continues to be urgently needed in 2021.

March 25, 2021

Mile High United Way and Comcast are working together to bridge the digital divide by providing technology resources and educational training to families. Learn more!

February 16, 2021

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