United Way Worldwide and jcpenney:

Working Together to Improve Outcomes for Youth

United Way Worldwide and jcpenney's partnership reflects our shared belief that involving young people in high-quality, engaging out-of-school time opportunities supports their academic success and development. jcpenney's partnership with United Way Worldwide dates back more than 80 years. In the last few years, the partnership has focused on developing tools, providing technical assistance and offering grants to United Ways and their partners to work together to improve the quality and sustainability of all programs in their communities and to ensure that students who need them most have access to out-of-school time programs. As a result of this partnership, local United Ways have built their capacity to engage community stakeholders; they have engaged partners, parents, educators and youth to develop a common vision for out-of-school time; and they have worked to improve program quality and participant outcomes.

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About United Way Worldwide


United Way is a worldwide network in 40 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change. For more information about United Way, please visit: http://LIVEUNITED.org.


About jcpenney


Over 110 years ago, James Cash Penney founded his company on the Golden Rule principle of treating customers the way he wanted to be treated himself: fair and square. Today, rooted in its rich heritage, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is re-imagining every aspect of its business in order to reclaim its birthright and become America's favorite store. jcpenney is recognized as the leading corporate advocate for the afterschool issue, directing more than $100 million in support across the country and partnering with leading afterschool organizations to make life-enriching afterschool programs accessible for working families.  For more information, visit http://www.jcpenney.com.

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