United Way of Tarrant County Honors Washington Heights ES for Fundraising Campaign
The United Way of Tarrant County honored the staff, faculty and students of Washington Heights Elementary School on Thursday, March 9, in recognition of their extraordinary fund-raising efforts.
The Fort Worth ISD contributed just under $200,000 for this year’s United Way Campaign and while all District campuses participated in the campaign, Washington Heights raised the most per capita – more than $3,200.
Leah King, United Way senior vice-president of development, took part in a special ceremony during a Creando Una Amistad (Building a Relationship) event at the campus. FWISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, School Board President Jacinto Ramos, Jr., many parents and District administrators attended, as well the District’s United Way organizer, Cindy Ybarra.
“We are here to say thank you and congratulations to all of the students, staff, and faculty who made Washington Heights Elementary the top-performing school in Fort Worth ISD for the United Way campaign,” said Ms. King, who presented a special plaque to the school and 5th grade teacher Marisa Gonzalez. “We want to present an award as a token of our appreciation to this wonderful teacher, this wonderful leader, this wonderful campaign manager to say ‘thank you.’”
Last year, the District received more than $1 million in grants from United Way, utilizing the funds for programs that increase childhood literacy, help middle school students plan for high school, and prepare high school students for college, career, and community leadership.