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Early Childhood Mobile Unit Fund

As part of the Smartly United Early Childhood Collective, and in response to the county-wide Early Childhood Initiative, United Way’s Beautiful Dream is to create an Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit to deliver educational and family support resources to families with young children living in remote and under-served areas of Transylvania County.

The Situation:

 35% of kindergartners in Transylvania County Schools tested below ‘proficient’ on the 2016-2017 end-of-year assessment.

Demand for Early Childhood Education programs and resources exceeds the capacity of local facilities.

 Research shows that high quality early education:

Reduces academic achievement gaps

Reduces the need for costly remedial services

Increases employment rates, and

Lowers rates of incarceration.

The Beautiful Dream:

An Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit drives resources to families in remote and under-served areas of the county.



How does United Way raise $155,000 for the Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit—without cutting funding to current actions?


YOU create the Beautiful Reality with a pledge to United Way’s general Community Impact Fund AND an additional pledge to the Mobile Unit fund…

because all children in Transylvania County deserve to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.