Week of October 10, 2022

Metro United Way Impact Tracker

Hear from our Chief Equity and Impact Officer, Robert E. Gunn, Jr.

EARLY CARE & EDUCATION

Ready for K Alliance

    • Supported the Ready for K Action Networks to help launch a parent advisory board, provide quality improvement professional development to Russell neighborhood child care providers, and develop tools to assist community partners in understanding the skills and processes necessary to kindergarten transition and kindergarten readiness.
    • Meeting one-on-one with many Ready for K partners to connect, hear updates on their work and barriers they’re facing.
    • Shared the Fragile Ecosystem report just released on child care – powerful findings about our child care sector.
    • Continuing our Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) promotion with Kentucky Youth Advocates and 4-C identifying ways we can promote the new CCAP eligibility for child care providers and staff starting October 24th.
    • Providing a professional development session for early care and education providers.

Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)

    • Mailing Louisville Growing Readers community book sets to ASQ families that have completed one or more questions in last year.
    • Presenting at the START (mental health provider at the state level) on October 21.
    • Contacting ASQ families that live in the eligible zip codes to enroll them into the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that is now available.
    • Upcoming ASQ trainings for partners in November and February.

 

YOUTH SUCCESS

  • Onboarding new community-based organizations to the MUW Youth Success Network – up to 88 partners and growing.
  • Conducted a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Workshop for our partners.
  • Closing the loop on our IT Network and Internet Improvement support for partners.
  • Four SEL Program Quality Assurance (PQA) External Assessors are attending a weeklong certification workshop.
  • We are working with the Louisville Metro Office of Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN) YES! Team to develop a plan and budget for up to $1.48M in American Rescue Plan (ARP).
  • Working with the Development team to plan a California Neighborhood project for an upcoming Tocqueville event.
  • Pairing tutors with partners and students through our Bridgeway Tutoring Initiative.

  • Finalizing a “photovoice” project in partnership with UofL’s Hite Institute of Art & Design. This is project will tell stories around YALift!, our guaranteed income pilot to create photovoice art projects focused on topics such as: economic security, financial independence, and guaranteed income. This will culminate in an exhibit open to the community that will be hosted by the Social Practice Lab in mid-November.
  • We are assembling our storytelling cohort for YALift! We have a list of four interested individuals, representative of all target neighborhoods, and will share their stories about their experience in the guaranteed income pilot.
  • We are starting to see data from our new YaLift! initiative and will be sharing stories from participants later this fall.
  • Initial data shows that the majority of the funds tracked were spent on basic necessities like food, household goods, and transportation.

  • Launched housing pilot in Southern Indiana with Salvation Army that is focused on moving individuals towards home ownership.

 

United Neighborhoods

  • Phase four of home repairs for homeowners that are disabled and over age 60 in the California neighborhood is beginning. The total number of homes rehabbed is 25 so far this year. Previous phases of this work took place in April, May, and August 2022. These home repairs are part of a larger strategy of keeping seniors in their owned homes, thus building wealth for themselves and future generations in the neighborhood.
  • Supporting the completion of a resident-driven project in the California neighborhood that has been identified as a priority by neighbors to construct a neighborhood shed with additional lawncare tools to store in the shed that can be used by neighborhood residents this fall. MUW is also connecting volunteers to help finish the construction.

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

  • In addition to Day of Action in September (see the recap HERE), we facilitated six corporate onsite projects that yielded 775 healthy snack kits, 66 tie-knot blankets, and 75 personal care kits for distribution to families in need in our community.
    • Fifth Third Bank – 250 healthy snack kits
    • Toyota– 250 healthy snack kits & 150 personal care kits
    • WLKY – 100 Fresh & Clean Kits
    • Telecommunications Risk Management Assoc. – 180 fresh and clean kits
    • Republic Bank – 60 tie-knot blankets
    • Jack Henry – home repair affair project
  • Three projects with corporate partners in Southern Indiana on Day of Action focused on meeting basic needs. Centra Credit Union, Bowles Mattress, and Graphic Packaging volunteered at nonprofit partners Center for Lay Ministries, Hope Southern Indiana, and Harrison County Community Services.
  • Shelby, Oldham, and Bullitt Counties have also been active in carrying out Day of Action in their local communities. Food drives are taking place in all three counties in partnership with local 31 businesses and nonprofit partners over a two week-period.

 

United Community

  • We sent and received 1,752 referrals this month all while maintaining efficiency and taking only 1.5 days to get a referral accepted by a provider.
  • United Community has a 48% resolution rate for the cases that we manage. The remaining are open cases (42%). The majority of the unresolved cases are due to the network being unable to contact the client.
  • Link to our United Community data dashboards
  • Our United Community Care Coordination Center (UC-CCC) connects people through a partnership with The Hope Buss to vital resources in our community in real-time. So far this month, UC-CCC has received 499 requests, managed 143 cases and served 193 clients.

 

  • 118 attended our most recent Beyond Buzzwords event with author Shawn Dove, bringing the total attendance in this diversity, equity, and inclusion speaker series to almost 3,500.
  • Several Racial Wealth Gap Simulations conducted. Learn more or schedule one HERE.

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