Please join us in celebrating a banner year for our Tocqueville Society and Women’s Leadership Council. Members of these societies provide indispensable resources that enable us to lift up more people in need and help stabilize more families and communities.
Thanks to the leadership of Andy Brooks, 2014-2015 Tocqueville Society Chair and Vice President of U.S. Equity Trading at T. Rowe Price and Dana Gloor, 2014-2015 Women’s Leadership Council Chair and Principal at Miles & Stockbridge, as well as the Tocqueville Advisory Council and WLC Executive Committee, United Way’s Tocqueville Society experienced a record breaking campaign year locally and nationally.
Being a parent isn’t easy. Especially if you’re a teenager and just trying to make it through math class or pass your social studies final.
“A lot of people drop out of school when they have children; they feel they don’t have the support,” said Brianna, a teen parent at Ben Franklin High School. “I want to go to college. I want to have a good job. Without the daycare, I don’t know how I would even come to school.”
Any working parent can relate to the struggle of finding childcare that’s both high quality and affordable. Elizabeth’s gratitude toward United Way of Central Maryland partner Carroll Child Care Centers for meeting both of those criteria is immeasurable. After fleeing an abusive marriage, Elizabeth and her son Dylan had to start a new life far from their home, friends and family. On her limited budget, childcare options that provided a nurturing, engaging environment for Dylan seemed non-existent. With funding from United Way, Carroll Child Care Centers is able to offer reduced tuitions and fees so that families like Elizabeth’s don’t have to sacrifice quality care. Dylan is now thriving in his new learning environment, while Elizabeth is able to work and heal from the trauma she experienced.
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