MDC Solar Eclipse

Mid Dakota Clinic proudly supports MSA United Way's Little Black Dress Campaign because we see first hand the effects of poverty on the youth of our community. * One in five people in Bismarck-Mandan do not have enough money to meet their basic needs. * Every student who does not complete high school costs our society an estimated $260,000 in lost earnings, taxes and productivity. * Only 35% of youth in Bismarck-Mandan feel they have a positive adult role model. You can help by supporting the MDC Solar Eclipse Little Black Dress Team. Thank you!
Goal $ 1,500.00
33.33% towards our goal
$ 500.00 raised
$ 10.00
$ 100.00

How is your donation used in Bismarck-Mandan?

  • Allows struggling readers in Kindergarten through Third Grade to get intensive, research-based tutoring.
  • Ensures children get a designated mentor that meets with them for an hour each week.
  • Provides a case manager to work with hundreds of children to de-escalate conflict and develop the personal skills necessary to reduce inter-personal conflict in the future.
  • Helps caring case workers spend thousands of hours addressing the barriers to a good education and a stable family caused by poverty, mental illness, unemployment, homelessness, and more.

Low income students working with United Way’s Education Initiative were 20% more likely to be able to read at grade level, 27% more likely to be meeting math benchmarks and 18% more likely to be meeting reading benchmarks than low income students without these services.