The Promise West Valley partnership works in the neighborhoods surrounding Granger Elementary and Five Parks Community Action Center. This area has a population of 15,400 people, 32 percent of whom are children under the age of 19. The city's businesses, schools, and organizations reflect its diverse population; minorities make up 40 percent of the population and 35 percent of families speak a language other than English. Nearly 80 percent of kids live in families whose incomes are at or below the poverty level. Granger Elementary serves 950 students and because of language barriers, 38 percent of the kids are not achieving on grade level in reading and 42 percent of kids are behind in math. Among those 950 students, 79 percent qualify for free and reduced-price lunch, 79 percent are ethinic minority, and 75 percent do not speak English as their primary language.
West Valley's promise is to focus on resources families
need to thrive and develop a cradle to career pipeline
to ensure children are on track to succeed academically.
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