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The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is pleased to announce that Dan Santaniello, CEO of Fidelity Bank, has been named chairman of the 2017-18 United Way Campaign which kicked off during the United Way’s Day of Caring on September 7.

“Serving as the United Way Campaign chair is a tremendous honor,” noted Mr. Santaniello.  “The work of the United Way and its agency partners is crucial to tackling some of the most pressing issues facing our community...

The United Way is proud to lead a coalition of community agencies centered on the core educational focus areas of school readiness; regular attendance; summer learning; family engagement and healthy growth and development. Transforming Children's Futures is taking our lead from the Campaign for Grade Level Reading--a national initiative which strives to improve third grade reading proficiency.

Children are learning to read from birth through third grade, but...