Mile High United Way Literacy Initiatives

A Denver-based financial and accounting consultant, Nicholas James Pedler is an active member of his community. In addition to supporting Junior Achievement and the Boys and Girls Club, Nicholas James Pedler donates his time and resources to the Mile High United Way (MHUW).

The first United Way organization in the country, MHUW works with hundreds of partners from the nonprofit, government, and business sectors to provide support and advocacy services for those in need. Focused on three key areas of investment, MHUW operates programs such as the Adult Self Sufficiency, Youth Success, and School Readiness initiatives.

As part of its School Readiness initiative, MHUW raises nearly $2 million dollars each year to improve the literacy rate in children eight years old and younger. The funds are distributed to deserving organizations throughout Colorado to replicate and expand effective literacy programs. In addition, the School Readiness initiative offers literacy interventions and one-on-one tutoring through its Reading Corp program. Together, the initiative’s Social Innovation Fund and Reading Corp program helps tens of thousands of children receive a quality education while building the foundation for their future success.

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