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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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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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