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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


JUMPSTART THE AMERICAN DREAM

OPPORTUNITY NATION WEEK OF ACTION (OCT. 8TH-15TH) - Fewer Americans are likely to earn a high school diploma than their parents, a distinction not shared by any other industrialized country. We know that when students drop out of school, communities suffer. About one quarter of all students – one million students a year, 3,000 a day – fail to graduate on time. It’s no wonder that our trust in the power of the American Dream is wavering.

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10/11/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


In-School Success from Out-Of-School Activity

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Student United Way Representatives

By Ayeola Fortune, Education Team, United Way Worldwide

For most students, school has come back with a vengeance for about a month now and for many of them and their parents, it feels like summer never happened, or has receded into the far away past.  But let’s not kid ourselves; the lasting consequences of summer are with us. 

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10/11/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


Engagement, Mobilization and Impact

The work that United Way is doing is invaluable” Mayor Julian Castro, San Antonio Texas

San Antonio Mayor, Julian Castro addressed United Way’s Early Grade Reading Mobilization Leaders on Thursday.

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10/05/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


Have You Met Alice?

By John B. Franklin, CEO of United Way of Northern New Jersey

Some years ago, as the Executive Director of the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown, New Jersey, I spent my days getting to know many who had hit rock-bottom. I gained great sympathy for these individuals who were homeless and destitute. The more I got to know them, the more I learned.

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10/04/12

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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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