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Stop Summer Slide with Summer Rise!

When students get out of school for summer break, they’re thinking about playing video games, swimming in the pool, or going to summer camp – not about how they’ll stay sharp over the summer. They (and their parents) may not be thinking about “summer slide”, a common problem where students lose academic knowledge and skills during summer vacation. 

A Year of Impact: Stories of Success from WLC's Funded Partners

Jorge. Jasmine and Lin. Robbyosha. Cody. Dana. To some, these may just be names, but to the nine agencies funded by United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), these are success stories. These are real people who started on the path to a better life through the community’s support and the efforts of a dedicated group of women committed to making a difference.