United Way of Hudson County (UWHC) is a community-based 501 c(3) non-profit organization which has improved the lives of the most vulnerable residents in Hudson County, New Jersey, for 76 years. Daily, UWHC serves the basic needs of economically insufficient individuals by providing food, clothing, and shelter to those who are in the greatest need -- homeless veterans, low- and moderately-low income families and those in distress, both financially and their individual well-being.
The United Way of Hudson County's (UWHC) offers homework assistance, education and tutoring to children being raised in low-income households, especially where families do not speak English at home. Most parents though competent in their own language cannot provide even basic assistance and may not understand communications from the school or their child’s teacher. Our certified teachers and trained volunteers bridge this gap.
Students from this demographic have the highest levels of failure in school. We provide individualized assistance to each child in a warm, nurturing environment. By giving them the tools they need to succeed we will improve high school graduation rates. Your grant funds will help us cover our program costs.
Our objectives are to offer homework support, educational enrichment, mentoring and academic skills training. Enrichment activities will include reading workshops, writing workshops, language arts, mathematics, nutrition information, and creative workshops such as music, arts and crafts. Children who have completed their assignments can hone their skills using our computer lab. As many of these children live in food-insecure homes, we will make snacks and food support available through a partnership with the City of Jersey City.
UWHC's tutorial & homework academic component, which is a main component of this program and sponsored by UWHC, has greatly helped in student's academic growth and success and was very much appreciated, not only by the students but also their parents. Approximately 86 students registered for the program this year alone. An average of 55 students attended daily.
With the hopes of receiving the generous contributions through this site, UWHC is hoping the success of this program can be continued in Jersey City and possibly expanded to additional towns and cities throughout Hudson County whose populations have students from low- and moderately-low income families who desperately want a chance to increase their academic success.
is May 11, 2018. Please help keep this program going and growing!