United Way Cuts Affect Many, Including Native Youth

The Greater Twin Cities United Way has missed its funding goals and has begun cutting staff and programs. Among those affected are the American Indian Youth Enrichment Program and Project Spirit, according to Randi Roth, executive director of Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul which oversees the programs.

Roth’s blog titled: “Spotlight on Children: Crisis in Resources for Healthy Development” said the United Way eliminated all funding for its literacy-related work in the kindergarten through fifth grade age group. Those cuts threaten Interfaith Action’s after school programs with being “seriously diluted or worse,” Roth wrote. Continue reading