Bring the Community Together & Building Partnerships in Crystal Lake
UWCF helps to improve school readiness, academic achievement, health and financial stability for students, their families and the larger Crystal Lake community.
Help us to build this pilot initiative so that we can repeat successes across the region.
No one does their best at school or at work if they are hungry, sick or in pain. The services for all seven initiatives are available to students and families at Crystal Lake Elementary Community Partnership School.
You cannot help a child without meeting the needs of the family.You cannot help parents without meeting the needs of their children. Neighborhoods are restored one family at a time.
With help from UWCF, Crystal lake expanded learning opportunities, including year-round tutoring, mentoring, parent education and educational opportunities to encourage a love of learning while helping students to avoid summer back-slide.
Core instructional programs provide professional development for teachers, administration and counselors (including graduate courses on campus). Financial education, job training and consumer credit counseling are available to help individuals and families find and maintain financial stability.ESOL classes include tutoring and mentoring for children of participants.
Crystal Lake provides comprehensive support services addressing medical and dental care, behavioral health and hunger. Central Florida Health Care operates a full-service clinic on campus.
Publix Super Markets Charities funded a food pantry. Mobile food pantry drops provide frozen meats, fresh produce and dry goods for up to 400 families twice a month.
fewer students were suspended from school from 2018 to 2019.
patients received medical services during the clinic’s first month.
Services available at the Community Partnership School:
Full service health clinic
Mental health and substance abuse programs
Financial literacy classes
How we hold these services accountable:
Students, families, or community members who receive UWCF funded services at the Community Partnership School will improve academic performance, financial stability, behavior and physical health.
The five core partners of the Community Partnership School:
Polk County Public Schools
Central Florida Health Care
Heartland for Children
United Way of Central Florida
To improve lives and strengthen our community.
To create positive lasting change in our community by helping children succeed in school; promoting family financial stability and independence; and improving people’s health.
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