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In honor of National Volunteer Week, United Way recognizes some of our outstanding volunteers.

Vanessa volunteers with United Way's Reading Buddies Program in a first grade bilingual classroom.  She is a busy mom who volunteers her time one-on-one with two first graders, who are English Language Learners who recently came to the United States. Vanessa has seen tremendous growth in both students...

Posted at: 04-17-2018- 2:55 pm Related:

How do we help more high school students to go to college?

Going through the college application and selection process is daunting, even for families who have experience with college and a lot of resources. But for students whose parents did not attend college, and have no idea how the process works, the complexity can rob many students of their potential. 

So how can we help more students go to college?...

Posted at: 03-20-2018- 9:26 am Related:

The ongoing partnership with the National Football League began in 1973 when the NFL and United Way of America came together to discuss the possibility of using the NFL's network contract airtime to promote United Way during game telecasts. NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle recognized the partnership as a viable means of communicating the good works of United Ways while putting faces on a league of players hidden by helmets. National partnerships with over...

Posted at: 01-02-2015- 4:34 am Related:

United Ways identify and build on community strengths and assets, help individuals and groups with specific community interests find ways to contribute their time and talents, support direct-service programs and community-change efforts, and advocate public-policy changes.All of this is done in collaboration with diverse partners. Depending on the issue and how the community chooses to address it, United Ways work with schools, government agencies,...

Posted at: 01-02-2015- 12:35 am Related: