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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


What Would Gandhi Say?

October 2nd is a national holiday in India commemorating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It may have another designation soon, as Indian business, government and nonprofit leaders recently signed a petition to President Pranab Mukherjee to establish October 2nd as "National Volunteering Day".  These leaders recognize that India’s future depends on volunteers, whose time, minds and muscles can speed the pace of development in their country of more than one billion people.

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10/01/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Let’s Play

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Born Learning Trail

“Education.” Many of us automatically think “school” when we hear that word. But learning happens everywhere, especially for young children. And in our effort to cut the number of high school drop outs in half, United Way supports early childhood learning in diverse ways: through reading programs, book drives of course, but also in parks and on playgrounds. More

09/27/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


UNITED WAY ANNOUNCES NEW U.S. PRESIDENT

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Stacey Stewart, United Way U.S.A. President

United Way Worldwide today announced the appointment of Stacey D. Stewart as President of United Way U.S.A. – a newly created position that reflects the organization’s commitment to its U.S. network of more than 1,200 local members. Stewart’s appointment is effective October 15. More

09/24/12

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Join the #KidsWin Rally and Help Reengage Disconnected Youth

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As the school year begins, we are reminded of the millions of young people who will not head back to the classroom this fall. There are an estimated 6.7 million youth between ages 16 to 24 that are disconnected from both school and work - of which 3.4 million are defined as being “chronic” having no attachment to school or the labor market since the age of 16. More

09/24/12

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


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Want to help our kids succeed? Join the #KidsWin Rally

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On Tuesday, September 25, United Way is planning advocacy opportunities supporting our nation's young people. Join our #KidsWin Rally Today! More

09/23/12

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