Petersburg City and Schools Partnership

Here at United Way, we recognize that educational milestones like kindergarten readiness, third grade reading, middle school engagement and high school graduation are critical Steps to Success. We are committed to helping everyone reach these goals. We do so both by addressing systemic problems and by empowering individuals and families with resources and information.

We are particularly proud of our work in Petersburg, where we support the Petersburg City and Schools Partnership.

The Petersburg City and Schools Partnership is a collaboration between United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, Petersburg City Public Schools, local and state government agencies, service providers and community groups including nonprofit and religious organizations.

These entities work to support the Petersburg City Public Schools’ strategic plan by using collective impact principles to engage the entire local and state community toward shared goals and metrics.

Mission: To create the climate and conditions for every child to succeed by providing a sustainable, coordinated system of supports and access.

Vision: To support the Petersburg City Public School Division in providing a quality education that ensures every child is college ready, career ready and life ready with marketable skills and industry certification.

The Partnership is led by the Superintendent of Petersburg Public Schools and the Petersburg City Manager. United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg serves as the Partnership’s backbone and employs the Partnership Director, Leanne Lytle.

The Petersburg City and Schools Partnership is guided by a 12-person steering committee made up of leaders in various roles throughout Petersburg. The steering committee is in charge of annually reviewing the Partnership’s collective impact agenda to ensure that it aligns with and supports student success in Petersburg.

The Petersburg City and Schools Partnership is working on scheduling its 2020-21 meetings. Partnership meeting dates and other information will be available as soon as possible.

News & Updates

June 2020 – This spring, the Petersburg City Public Schools Board voted to approve plans for the school-based health center and school leaders signed a memorandum of understanding shortly thereafter. This means the project will continue moving forward with an anticipated opening during the 2020-21 school year. Read the full update.

September 2019Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and the national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Petersburg City + Schools Partnership a Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to build a playground at Pleasants Lane Elementary School. Learn more.

For information about the Petersburg City and Schools Partnership, contact:

Leanne Lytle, M.Ed.
Director, City and Schools Partnership
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
LytleL@yourunitedway.org