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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

A Week for the Strong

It’s National Volunteer Week in the U.S., April 15-21, 2012. This special week, established in 1974, is a time to celebrate, honor and thank millions of volunteers across the country for giving their time and talent to help so many. Volunteering is what makes our country strong. More


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Sarah Butler

By Sarah Butler

Spread the Word and Maximize Your Tax Refund

The Walmart Foundation, United Way Worldwide, One Economy and the National Disability Institute's Real Economic Impact Tour have partnered to bring free tax preparation and filing services directly to qualified consumers across the country through the MyFreeTaxes program. More


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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

It Gets Better

Members of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago staff and friends from the community came together to submit a video for the It Gets Better Project.



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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Building a Grad Nation Summit: Highlights and Next Steps for Youth Advocates

United Way's Lindsay Torrico offers her reflections on America's Promise Alliance's second annual "Building a Grad Nation" Summit, the premier event of a 10-year campaign to end the high school dropout crisis. More


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Patrick McIntyre

By Patrick McIntyre

Voice Your Priorities: Opportunity and the Federal Budget

Few things receive more scrutiny, both in terms of policy and politically, than the federal budget. And typically under divided government, Congress tends to not do BIG things… until it does. Use your voice to advocate your priorities during this process. More


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