Learn more about United Way St. Croix Valley's focus areas of education, income and health. For an overview of socio-economic indicators for the Valley visit the State of the Valley report.


"Age 26 Cost–Benefit Analysis of the Child-Parent Center Early Education Program" - Reynolds, Temple, White, Ou, Robertson - Published Jan. 2011 (PDF)

"EARLY WARNING! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters" - Annie E. Casey Foundation - Published 2010 (PDF)

"Education Impacts Work-Life Earnings Five Times More Than Other Demographic Factors, Census Bureau Reports" - U.S. Census Bureau - Published Sept. 2011

Research on the Economic Benefits of Early Childhood Programs - Partnership for America's Economic Success

Special Studies on Early Childhood Development - The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis


"Community Non-Profits and Community Colleges Improve Outcomes for Low-Income People" - Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity - Published Dec. 2010 (Video)

"Health and Class: A New Look at Poverty and Illness" - Kaiser Health News - Published June 2010

Office of Publications & Special Studies - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

"Rates of emergency department use greater among women and low-income, older, and rural Americans" - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Published Jan. 2011

The Basic Economic Security Tables for the United States - Wider Opportunities for Women


Health and Poverty Research - Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Healthy Living - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Life Stages - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Map the Meal Gap, Food Insecurity in your County - Feeding America

"The unequal distribution of health in the Twin Cities" - Amherst H. Wilder Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation - Published Oct. 2010 (PDF)


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