In his role at United Way, Mike leads a regional effort to produce kindergarten and high school success rates of higher than 80% in communities across Southeastern Michigan with the highest density of children and families in poverty. In early childhood work, more than 10,000 parents and caregivers have received six hours of early childhood training last year, and 7,000 families are now receiving an age - appropriate book each month for their children aged 0 to 5. At the high school level, United Way ‘s first network of turnaround schools have shown statistically significant improvements to projected graduation rates. General Motors recently committed $27 million over five years double their impact across the region.