Lilly Invests in High-Quality Education

Oct 10, 2014 9:10 AM ET

Lilly Invests in High-Quality Education

Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, Rob Smith.

Over the last few weeks, Lilly has been advocating for greater public investments in high-quality early education.  Our partner, the United Way of Central Indiana, has been doing great work in this area for quite some time.  However, our city – and ultimately, the State of Indiana – must provide more public funds to accelerate the work.

We know that getting children, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, into high-quality pre-K will help them achieve at higher levels and will lead to stronger schools and a better Indianapolis.  We are proud to stand next to many great companies in insisting we do more to ensure that more children are ready—academically and socially—on day one when they enter kindergarten.

Read on for more about Lilly's commitment to early education in Indianapolis.