Disrupting Poverty: Voices

MEET ade oguntoye and cindy hill

He a program fellow at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Atlanta. She's director of the Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. Together they give a message of our connection to those in poverty and why our help is multifaceted. They attended this month's "Out of Poverty Into Prosperity Summit" at Mercer University and joined the powerful and diverse group of thinkers who seek to tackle poverty head-on.

It's Fun, It's Rewarding

A former teacher, Doretha Calhoun, has returned to her school and the classroom to volunteer as a literacy mentor through the AARP Foundation.

This program boosts a student's ability to read, getting them ready to excel in school. Are you ready to volunteer?

Dr. Jones gives thanks - to you


We appreciate the partnership with the Bibb County School District​ to help with reading initiatives to improve literacy. The district's overriding goal fits well with our Read United program. Dr. Curtis Jones took a minute of his time to share what donors and volunteers mean to this effort.

A Team Tackles Literacy


Sometimes it takes a team of committed people to deliver on the promise of improving the literacy of community children. This video showcases how students from Hutchings College and Career Academy and Stratford Academy worked with United Way of Central Georgia's Read United program and the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council to read to pre-K children at the Head Start program.

Read United, an initiative of United Way of Central Georgia, addresses the literacy challenges facing Central Georgia.