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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


4 Personal Benefits of Volunteering in Your Community

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Nonprofit organizations depend on the giving nature of volunteers. But volunteers often reap satisfaction and benefits of volunteering by becoming involved in their communities. Not sure how volunteering can be a personal benefit to you? Here are four reasons to give a little time to a nonprofit organization every week. More

10/03/12

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Peter Beard

By Peter Beard


United Ways Leading National Grade-Level Reading Network

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Reading Proficiency by 3rd Grade is Essential

When we think of the importance of reading, we may not immediately think of high school graduation. The fact is, 96% of kids who read well by 3rd grade will graduate high school. That sounds promising, right? But one in three American fourth graders score below “basic” in the nation’s only national assessment of reading. That means one in three fourth graders can barely read. Not good. More

10/03/12

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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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