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Daily reading, writing and arithmetic can fight off 'summer slide'

Author: Benjamin Wood | Deseret News | July 15, 2013
KEARNS — Megan Seewar likes basketball and writing, occasionally argues with her sister and is president of her local Torch Club, a student leadership and service group based out of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Mayor Ben McAdams | news from Salt Lake county

Author: Mayor Ben McAdams | Cottonwood/Holiday Journal | July 9, 2013
As a parent and as a taxpayer, I believe that education is the best investment we can make in our children. Every Utah child should have the opportunity to achieve his or her potential—regardless of their zip code or economic circumstance.

Goldman Sachs makes investment, gets returns on Utah preschool program

Author: Sean Meehan | Education Week | June 25, 2013
An innovative partnership involving Goldman Sachs, a school district in Utah, and several community charities could expand that school system's early-education program while also saving taxpayers money and earning money for the investment bank.

Good investment | nonprofit, business and education

Author: Salt Lake Tribune | Editorial | June 21, 2013
People like those who run Goldman Sachs and J.B. Pritzker don’t make investments without due diligence. These banking and investment experts have seen the mounting evidence of the academic, social and economic benefits of early-childhood education and believe instruction for at-risk children will bring a solid return.

S.L. County to help expand preschool, after-school programs

Author: Benjamin Wood | Deseret News | June 17, 2013
SOUTH SALT LAKE — Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said Monday he is looking to double access to after-school programs in the county and his office will work with the United Way to expand high quality public preschool through private investments.

Salt Lake county Mayor Ben McAdams turns his attention to helping education

Author: Mike Gorrell | The Salt Lake Tribune | June 17, 2013
South Salt Lake • Mayor Ben McAdams kicked off a campaign Monday to lend more Salt Lake County assistance to after-school programs and early-education opportunities in hopes of enhancing the community by doing more for its disadvantaged children.

Poverty committee begins trek for solutions

Author: Emilee Eagar | Deseret News | June 17, 2013
During its first meeting, the committee discussed getting others involved, creating focus groups and providing social training to help end poverty. The committee is composed of members of advocacy groups, academic experts, faith-based organizations and local government representatives that focus on childhood poverty or education.

Goldman Sachs bets on SLC early education program

Author: WKRC Cincinnati | June 16, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Goldman Sachs plans to announce this week that it will finance an early education program in Utah — and it expects to make money on the venture.

Goldman Sachs bets on SLC early education program

Author: Paul Foy | San Francisco Chronicle | June 16, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Goldman Sachs plans to announce this week that it will finance an early education program in Utah — and it expects to make money on the venture.

Utah public preschool push gets $7 million from private investors

Author: Kristen Stewart | The Salt Lake Tribune | June 14, 2013
Public preschool has been a no-go in Utah, despite mounting evidence of its academic, social and economic benefits. But the United Way of Salt Lake has devised a way to prove its worth to taxpayers. The charity this week struck a $7 million investment deal with the banking firm Goldman Sachs and Chicago-based J.B. Pritzker Foundation to expand access to early childhood education for up to 3,700 low-income children.

United Way partners with big business to boost preschool

Author: ABC 4 | June 14, 2013
SOUTH SALT LAKE, Ut (ABC 4 Utah) - For the first time, funding is in place for Granite School District's high quality preschoo

Pritzker, Goldman Sachs announce $20 million first phase of early childhood innovation accelerator initiative

Author: CNBC | June 13, 2013
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At President Clinton's CGI America Conference in Chicago today, investor J.B. Pritzker announced commitments for $20 million as the first phase of an Early Childhood Innovation Accelerator (the “Accelerator”) to increase the availability and quality of early childhood education programs for disadvantaged children.

Novel investment to boost preschools

Author: Joe Barrett | Wall Street Journal | June 13, 2013
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and private-equity investor J.B. Pritzker are lending money for a preschool program for disadvantaged children in Utah—and they will get paid back only if the kids who are most behind do well in elementary school.

Goldman Sachs to finance early education program

Author: William Alden | NY Times | June 13, 2013
Investment Banking June 12, 2013, 11:00 pm Comment Goldman Sachs to Finance Early Education Program By WILLIAM ALDEN Goldman Sachs is making its second foray into an experimental method of financing social services, lending up to $4.6 million for a childhood education program in Salt Lake City.

Pritzker, Goldman Sachs announce $20 million first phase of early childhood innovation accelerator initiative

Author: The Herald Online | June 13, 2013
Novel Social Impact Investments to Debut at CGI America Conference in Chicago.

My view: investments in quality preschool an investment in the future

Author: Mona Burton | Deseret News | June 11, 2013
As a partner of a law firm with offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C., board chair of United Way of Salt Lake, and a volunteer job coach for refugee youth, I strongly believe in supporting programs that will change the odds for children, communities, businesses and our economy.

Granite receives special award from United Way of Salt Lake

Author: Steven Powell | May 15, 2013
In a ceremony recognizing exemplary community and business partners, Granite School District received the 2013 Promise Partner of the Year award from United Way of Salt Lake.

Dr. Cecelia Foxley, 2013 volunteer of the year

| May 15, 2013
Dr. Cecelia H. Foxley, College of Education Advancement Board Chair, honored as the 2013 United Way Volunteer of the Year

United Way of Salt Lake to honor Eccles family, others

Author: The Salt Lake Tribune | May 14, 2013
On Wednesday, one of the state’s leading philanthropic families will be honored for its dedication to improving the well being of Utah families when the United Way of Salt Lake presents its 2013 Celebration of Service awards banquet.

Celebration of Service

Author: KUTV | Fresh Living | May 9, 2013
The United Way's annual luncheon is coming up on May 15 at Little America Hotel.

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