Anchorage Community Assessment Project

United Way of Anchorage and our partners have been keeping a finger on the pulse of Anchorage since 2006 by collecting data on key measures of our quality of life. We continue to learn new things and deepen our understanding of our community. We use what we learn to drive what we do, and measure our successes and, sometimes, failures.

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This year, our report is focused on Education. There is great support in the community around increasing the graduation rate. We are using what we’ve learned to build on our past work, scaling up our efforts where data shows us its working, and adjusting efforts that are not proving up results.

The CAP 2011 Action Report on Education is the “why” behind the “what we’re doing” to achieve 90% by 2020. In it, you’ll find data on the importance of graduation, research on dropouts, and the assets young people need to succeed. You’ll find our core strategies for supporting our youth, the data-driven actions we’re taking to reach our shared community goal.

Most importantly, you’ll find the information you need to get involved. We know what is at stake. We know what helps. We’ve set a goal and we need your help to get there. Take a look at the CAP Education Action Report and learn what you can do. Make a difference. Take action today.

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United Way of Anchorage is the leader in mobilizing the resources of individuals, companies, government and labor to achieve positive and lasting change in the lives of the people in our community.

We believe the key to creating lasting change - in people’s lives and in our community - is getting to the source of problems. It’s change that doesn’t come easily or by accident. It’s change that requires clear goals. Leads to true partnerships, with differences and special interests set aside so as to make real progress. Involves actions that are deliberate and data driven.

Our goal is to be strategic, collaborative and efficient. We aim to produce tangible results that advance the common good.

It takes everyone in the community – big businesses, small businesses, elected officials, nonprofits, academia, the faith community, the labor movement, the media, parents and neighbors working together to create a brighter future. We call it living united and we invite you to be a part of it.

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