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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

The Power of Community Involvement

As an active champion of community involvement, you are the primary force of advocacy, positive change, and common good your region deserves. More

04/18/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Volunteers Can Bring “Tears of Joy” During Tax Season

Preparing tax returns can be stressful, but for a special group of people, tax season is a joyful time of year. Free tax-preparation programs for eligible people rely on volunteers from January through “Tax Day” to help maximize tax benefits and incentives for families who could use a boost. More

04/14/14

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Sandra Serna Smith

By Sandra Serna Smith

United Way and the Public’s Health

National Public Health Week reminds us all to reflect on the amazing progress that has been made to improve people’s lives around the world. In this blog post, Kitty Hsu Dana, United Way Worldwide's Vice President of Health, discusses how the landscape of health reform is changing, and what remains the same. More

04/10/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Kids Volunteer to Change the World

You don't need to wait until you grow up to change the world. Children and teens are creating change every day by volunteering. On Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13, 2014, 800+ partners—United Ways, schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, volunteer and national service programs, government agencies, and other individuals—are coming together to activate young people to improve their communities.  More

04/10/14

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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

Five Reasons Volunteer Mentors Matter

As we celebrate “National Volunteer Week” and lift up the nearly 11 million volunteers across the United Way network, I wanted to acknowledge one form of leadership that’s essential to creating the kind of lasting change we seek for our communities—the volunteer mentor. More

04/09/14

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