City Year welcomes Heart of Florida United Way as Team Sponsor
City Year Orlando is excited to announce Heart of Florida United Way as the Team Sponsor at Oak Ridge High School for the 2018–19 school year. City Year Orlando AmeriCorps members serving at Oak Ridge High School will proudly wear the Heart of Florida United Way logo on their red jackets, as they serve all-day, every day, all-year.
“We are grateful to Heart of Florida United Way for their generous investment in City Year Orlando,” said Jared Billings, City Year Orlando’s Executive Director. “This partnership with City Year demonstrates Heart of Florida United Way’s deep commitment to the students of Central Florida.”
The City Year Orlando and Heart of Florida United Way partnership helps City Year support student academic and socio-emotional growth with the goal of increasing the number of students who are on-track to graduate, prepared for college and career at Oak Ridge High School.
About Heart of Florida United Way
Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is Central Florida’s most comprehensive health and human services charity and the largest provider of funds to the region’s most critical health and human service programs. Last year, it raised and managed $26.6 million throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. HFUW is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, health and basic needs. It operates United Way 2-1-1, Central Florida’s crisis, suicide and referral helpline; Volunteer Resource Center; Gifts in Kind Center; Emergency Homelessness Services; and the Ryan White Part B program, which administers more than $2 million to provide HIV/AIDS services and referrals.
HFUW impacts more than 400,000 individuals annually through its direct service and funded programs. United Way partners with local businesses, government, other charities to increase awareness of local health and human service issues and to inspire hope, provide options and create possibilities for people in need. Visit www.HFUW.org for more information, or call (407) 835-0900.
About City Year
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 29 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to 2 to 3 times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.
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