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Lauri Valerio

By Lauri Valerio


Top 3 reasons you should join our U by Kotex Alternative Spring Break

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You could spend this spring break watching Netflix and cleaning sand out of all your clothes. Or you could spend it in the nation’s capital working with a group of 25 college-aged women to empower women and girls in service and advocacy.

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02/03/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Reimagining Service: A Springboard to Strategic Volunteer Engagement

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Since 2009, Reimagining Service has sought to increase the impact of volunteers through new research and practices as well as initiatives that have changed the way the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors engage volunteers. The coalition has helped shift “the mindset of organizations and individuals regarding the value of volunteers” by highlighting “compelling data and exemplary organizations to demonstrate that strategic volunteer engagement is a cost-effective approach to building organizational capacity.”

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02/02/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


EITC Awareness Day: Volunteers and Tax Returns

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I recently learned about high school students who are volunteering to help prepare tax returns for people who are low-income, elderly, disabled or speak limited English. While many United Ways offer the opportunity for adults to participate in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs, I am especially inspired by these students and want to share their story to promote EITC Awareness Day.

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01/30/15

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Patrick McIntyre

By Patrick McIntyre


Today is National Youth Enrollment Day!

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United Ways across the country are helping their neighbors understand their health care options. We know that families are more financially secure and kids do better in school if everyone has access to quality, affordable health insurance. We also know that young adults have the highest rate of uninsured in the country. So with a deadline of February 15 quickly approaching, why wait? United Way can help you get enrolled today.

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01/29/15

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Megan Tracz

By Megan Tracz


What would YOU do? EITC Awareness Day

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What would you do if you knew there was a proven solution that lifts millions of children and working families out of poverty each year… a tool that, at the same time, also improves child health and academic achievement, enables financial stability for hard-working families, and pumps billions of dollars back into local communities around the country?

You’d probably want to talk about it. You’d probably want as many of your friends, family and community to know about this amazing resource. 

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01/29/15

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