Map Overview

United Way of Southwest Virginia partnered with The Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance in 2018 to create an early childhood risk and protective factor interactive map.  The map includes factors in the categories of Education, School Location, Economic Well-being, Health, and Family & Community.

The Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance is actively involved in empirical and theoretical research, and supports sponsored research endeavors for the School of Public and International Affairs.

1. How do I display an indicator?

Example: Display “Economic – Unemployment Rate”
  1. Click the  “Economic” icon to expand a list of indicators that associates with “Economic” category
  2. Check the leading box  of “Unemployment Rate” to display this indicator map
  3. On the map, the bigger icon (or darker color) represents a higher value of this indicator
  4. A popup window will open when click an icon (or a colored area) on map. It displays value and details of this indicator for the clicked area
  5. Uncheck its leading box  to hide this indicator map

Note: Please uncheck other indicators in same category before you display a new one.

2. Can I compare indicators across categories?

Example: Compare “Education – High school drop-out rates” and “Family & Community – Student’s parents education level High School or higher”
  1. Click  “Education” icon, then find “High school drop-out rates” indicator
  2. Check its leading box  to display this indicator map. The darker color represents a higher value
  3. Click  “Family & Community” icon, then find “Student’s parents education level High School or higher” indicator
  4. Check its leading box  to display this indicator map. The bigger icon represents a higher value
  5. When click an icon (or a colored area) on map, a popup window with value and details of the indicator will show up
  6. Click the arrow icon on the title bar of the popup window to switch value and details between two indicators
Note: Please select only one indicator in each category for comparison.

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About our work in Education

United Way of Southwest Virginia is fighting for the education of the region by making sure children and youth can start school ready to succeed, become proficient readers at a young age, stay on track in middle school, earn their high school diploma, and pursue a higher education or career.