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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Labor Days of Action with United Way

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Speed Volunteers from St. Paul, MN

In the United States, we celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday in September to recognize the economic and social contributions of working men and women. This Labor Day, I’d like to recognize two groups of union members who are volunteering in support of United Way initiatives. More

08/31/12

Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier

Students, Set Your New Year’s Resolution Today

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Start your school year right by helping other students do the same.

Let's be honest – we've all broken our New Year's Resolutions. But for millions of college students across the United States, the start of the new school year presents a second chance to set goals and stick to them. If you're heading back to school this fall, consider making a "School Year's Resolution" to volunteer as a reader, tutor, or mentor and encourage your friends to do the same! More

08/24/12

The Importance of a Healthy Environment

Regular physical activity is critical for a child to be able to have good health, success in school, and overall wellbeing. Educating individuals to make the healthy choice is important, but is not enough to combat the environmental conditions and limitations that often determine an individual’s health. More

08/20/12

Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes

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New York Times: United Way TEAM NFL Tackles Dropout Rate

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Nnamdi Asomugha is one of the United Way TEAM NFL players

Take a look at this article by Jane L. Levere of the New York Times. Levere brings light to one of the most effective partnerships driving change in our community today, United Way and the N.F.L. More

08/20/12

William Rodgers, III

By William Rodgers, III

Some of My Reasons for LIVING UNITED

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LIVE UNITED

Think back to your introduction and first experience with the United Way. Was it volunteering? Was it giving? Was it advocacy? For me, it was our Sunday afternoon public service announcements when I was a teenager in the early 1980s. More

08/16/12

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