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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


3 Ways You Can Help Prevent Suicide in Your Community

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September is Suicide Awareness Month, an opportunity to talk about ways we can save more of the nearly 40,000 people who end their lives every year. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 12-18. And among veterans the suicide rate has been on the rise in recent years. But suicide is also highly preventable and we all can be part of the solution in our communities. In fact, it’s already happening in big cities and small towns around America.

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09/30/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


What’s Up with Volunteering Down Under?

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In mid-September I traveled to the eastern seaboard of Australia, to meet with corporate and nonprofit representatives and talk about what’s new and what’s working in volunteering. Aside from spending lots of hours flying there and back, the experience was eye-opening and inspiring.

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09/29/14

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Lauri Valerio

By Lauri Valerio


27 Posts Proving Students Are Leaders Now [VIDEO]

See the story of young community-changers at the 2014 Student United Way Leadership Retreat.

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09/19/14

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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


Want to see what lasting change looks like?

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Meet Jamie.  

Use United Way’s new interactive infographic to follow Jamie on his path to success in school, work and life. Click on formative moments in his life to see real-life examples of how people are coming together to make a difference.  Not just in the lives of kids like Jamie, but also in the communities where kids like Jamie live, work and play.

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09/17/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Want to Stay Active and Improve Your Health as You Grow Older? Volunteer!

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Baby Boomers are living longer lives than their predecessors, but not necessarily healthier lives, according to a study that warns of rising health care costs. The oldest of the Boomers, nearing 70, are looking for ways to reverse this trend.

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09/16/14

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