Thanks to our donors, volunteers and partners, we’re investing in programs to ensure that kids succeed in school and grow into healthy adults.
A key pillar of the On Track To Success (OTTS) program is the wrap-around supports available to each student and their family. You might ask, what exactly does wrap-around supports mean? Danielle, the parent of an OTTS student, tells us in her own words what these supports are and the positive impact they have had on her daughter as well as her whole family.
March 30, 2023
On Track to Pay it Forward – Mohamed’s Story
The On Track to Success program provided support that was crucial for Mohamed to succeed and had a big impact on his life. He was able to connect with a tutor who understood his learning style and helped him get through that very difficult time. “Without that help, I would not have been able to pass my class. I am forever thankful for the support that I received from the OTTS program.” says Mohamed.
January 11, 2024
Ignite Academy Student Spotlight: Dominik & Soheila
Ignite Academy represents hope for students like Dominik and their families. For Dominik’s Grandmother Soheila, the program is incredibly important because it brings out generosity and kindness in students and provides a sense of safety.
January 12, 2023
On Track to Success Continues to Shine
The On Track to Success program continues to make an incredible impact on hundreds of local youth in West Windsor, Downtown Windsor and Leamington. It’s because of donors – like you – that we’re able to support these incredible students in their journey through high school and into post-secondary education.
October 26, 2022
Release: 2022 Impact Report to the community
Thanks to local residents and donors, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County is helping kids succeed from Cradle to Career. On Tuesday, we released our 2021-2022 Annual Impact Report to the Community, highlighting the progress that has been made to help local children overcome barriers to academic success.
November 25, 2022
Summer Programs Report
This past summer, we delivered the Summer Eats for Kids and Backpacks for Success programs in three priority neighbourhoods of West Windsor, Downtown Windsor and Leamington. We are pleased to be able to share the 2022 Summer Programs Impact Report with you.
Students participating in the On Track to Success Ujima Initiative have been busy over the last few months, and we wanted to share the highlights. Richie and Subomi share how On Track and the Ujima initiative have helped them so far.
RELEASE & VIDEO: ProsperUs, a collective of Windsor-Essex community partners is launching Ignite Academy, a new out-of-school solution designed to improve math and literacy skills for children between Grades 2 and 7, while providing wrap-around support for families. A large gathering of community partners celebrated the long-awaited announcement at General Brock Public School.
RELEASE: Rebuilding Wheels Rebuilding Lives, a community partnership that supports local families with a reliable vehicle, is handing over the keys to three donated cars this week, while the student mechanics who helped refurbish them celebrate their own accomplishments.
We’re celebrating our volunteers this week – and every week! Holley is a volunteer tutor in On Track to Success. She and one of her students, Tatianna, talk about how they both grew as a result of their involvement in the program.
January 24, 2022
Understanding the experiences of local residents key to building more resilient families
For United Way, it’s important that families have access to supports that can strengthen children in reaching their potential, including nutritious food and mental health counselling, social inclusion, and access to transportation and housing to build more stable, resilient families.
December 8, 2021
Student earns life-changing opportunity
An On Track to Success graduate has been awarded a valuable provincial LGBTQ scholarship.
December 1, 2021
The Ujima Initiative: Black Youth Empowerment
United Way is committed to collaborate with, support and empower Black youth in the community. One way we’re taking action is the Ujima initiative.
More Impact Stories
August 10, 2021
Empowering Kids for a Brighter Future
United Way provides children with access to out of school programs that give them opportunities to learn and thrive.
April 30, 2021
Paving the Way to Post-Secondary
VIDEO: Lidiana talks about her career aspirations after graduating from United Way’s On Track to Success program and shares how the program helped her.
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