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Opportunity Nation

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Opportunity Nation

It’s not secret that today only six percent of children born to parents at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder make it to the top. In fact, studies now show children in many European countries have greater economic mobility than those in the United States. These statistics tell us that the American Dream our country was built upon is at risk and in need of a significant jumpstart. Enter Opportunity Nation. More

09/14/12

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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher


The Case for Building Mentor Capital

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Become a Volunteer Reader, Tutor or Mentor

Take a look at this article by Brian Gallagher as featured in The Huffington Post. "Schools across the country have geared up and welcomed students for another engaging year in the classroom. The start of a new school year is always an exciting time filled with a sense of opportunity. As the leaves turn, students, teachers and parents get a fresh start. But they aren't the only ones who should see "back to school" as a time of new possibilities. The season is the perfect time of year to become a reader, tutor or mentor." More

09/13/12

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


2012 Student United Way Leadership Retreat Preview

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United Way's Student Leadership Retreat

Only three days away from the annual Student United Way leadership retreat. Read more to learn what's in store for our attendees this weekend. More

09/13/12

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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes


Never Say Never

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Never Say Never

Never Say Never is a good mantra for winning on the field of play. It’s even better when that perseverance and determination results in more successful kids. GMC, the official vehicle of the National Football League, is teaming up with United Way to help drive down the dropout rate. More

09/12/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


On 9/11, Do a Good Deed

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9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

The National Day of Service & Remembrance is observed on 9/11 each year. Last year more than 30 million people volunteered or found other ways to connect with their communities and loved ones on 9/11 Day. More

09/10/12

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