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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Our Student Conference

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Want to change the world? Let us help you! Join us from September 12-14 in Alexandria, VA for the best weekend of your life.

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08/11/14

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


#FirstGen: Helping First-Generation College Students Succeed

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On August 6, United Way co-hosted a Twitter Chat on innovative policies and practices that can improve first generation college success. The goal of the Twitter Chat was to identify challenges that first generation students encounter on the road to and through college and to highlight effective practices for supporting students to succeed in their postsecondary aspirations.
 
Other co-hosts included Eric Waldo, Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative; Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; I’m First; Let's Get Ready; First Generation Film; SEO Scholars; College Greenlight; The National Council of Young Leaders; Bottom Line; College Summit; Graduate NYC!; The Forum for Youth Investment; Demos; and SparkAction.org.

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08/11/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


For a Good Life: Volunteer!

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What’s a great way to help ensure healthy, active, and independent living throughout your life? Volunteering. Contributing to your family, peers and community by volunteering is important at every age. When individuals volunteer, they not only help their community but also experience better health in later years, whether in terms of greater longevity, higher levels of functioning or lower rates of depression.

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07/30/14

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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


A Story About Education…or Is It?

Change has come to Pamdu, a close-knit community in southern Ghana.

Our story begins with 16-year old Suleiman Ibrahaim, a young man who is no longer missing classes at school. What accounts for his improved attendance rate? It’s not a new school. It’s not better teachers. It’s actually something as simple as water.

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07/21/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Mandela Day:  A Day to Remember and Volunteer around the World

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July 18 is the birthday of the late Nelson Mandela.  Across the globe, he will be remembered for his sacrifices for and leadership in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and his commitment to service.  Volunteers celebrate this legacy on “Mandela Day”, which was created in 2009 to inspire people to serve as he did and as he urged others to do. This year the call to serve on July 18 has inspired over 1,000 activities in 126 countries.  While the activities are as diverse as the volunteers, many of them will focus on this year’s theme of food security.

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07/18/14

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