The University Choice Neighborhood Initiative is helping transform Atlanta’s Westside into healthy, sustainable communities where families have access to quality housing, schools and transportation.

The Issue

Poverty and underperforming schools are barriers to Atlanta’s youth on the Westside, while low graduation rates coupled with socioeconomic barriers limit many parents’ ability to positively impact their children’s education.

United Way's Role

United Way serves as the Principal Education Partner for the University Choice Neighborhood Initiative to improve academic outcomes for children and families through early learning programs, supportive home services and other academic supports.

The Results

The University Choice Neighborhoods Initiative is in its first year of implementation. Results will be available in 2017-18.