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Schools of Hope

Through third grade, children learn to read. From fourth grade on, they read to learn. Research shows that third-grade reading proficiency is a powerful predictor of later academic achievement. A student who is not at least moderately successful in reading by the third grade is unlikely to graduate from high school. When kids read, they can succeed.
Schools of Hope, a United Way-led initiative in partnership with Racine Unified and Burlington Area School Districts, local businesses, and community members, provides young children with tutors on a regular basis to increase reading achievement in the early grades.
If you have questions about any aspect of Schools of Hope, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Ana Sanchez at 262-898-2249 or

Unable to volunteer but want to support Schools of Hope? Your tax-deductible investment in United Way of Racine County helps provide the training, resources and support to ensure Schools of Hope tutors, students and teachers are successful.