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A Landmark Celebration: United Way’s 125h Anniversary

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Last week two global landmarks celebrated United Way's 125th anniversary and our worldwide volunteer Day of Action. Digital screens throughout Times Square put the spotlight on our movement, while the iconic Empire State Building was lit in United Way’s signature color (blue). More

06/25/12

Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

United Way and Team NFL Go to Capitol Hill

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Team NFL and participants of the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit pose for a photo in front of the U.S. Capitol -- tweeting together about the impact they are making in their own communities.

In celebration of United Way Day of Action, 19 NFL players, United Way professionals and high-achieving youth from challenged high schools flocked to Capitol Hill on Thursday, June 21. The NFL players, students and United Way staff gathered on the steps of the Capitol for an historic photo and to participate in “The Big Tweet,” a social media campaign encouraging individuals to share how they are making a difference in their community. Each of the NFL players met with their U.S. Senators and congress member from the U.S. House of Representatives. They shared about the importance of mentors in the life of a child and asked their Member of Congress to join United Way’s initiative to recruit one million readers, tutors and mentors for young people. These players have pledged to find 3,000 volunteers who will help cut the dropout rate in half by 2018. More

06/25/12

Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes

Team NFL in Washington, DC for United Way Youth Empowerment Summit

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Star Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha kicking off the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit with Team NFL

This week, in celebration of United Way’s fifth annual Day of Action, 19 pro football players are teaming up with United Way professionals and youth from around the country at the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit. This three-day event, hosted at American University, will engage participants in identifying opportunities to improve the academic success of American students and explore ways to engage more people as volunteer readers, tutors and mentors. More

06/20/12

Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Thanks, Dad (and other men who care about kids)!

Father’s Day is coming up. No doubt lots of kids will be going on a special outing with their dad, or creating gifts, or even giving their father the old stand-by gift, a necktie. But since so many children don’t have the means to celebrate like this with their fathers, United Way of Northern New Jersey hosts an annual gift drive. More

06/15/12

Debbie Foster

By Debbie Foster

Discussing Diversity and Inclusion at the State Department

Yesterday, I was among a group of 100 diversity leaders, invited to the State Department to discuss diversity and inclusion as it relates to U.S. Foreign Policy. The energy and excitement among the leaders were palpable. The “ wisdom session” as the invitation indicated, featured keynote speakers, panels and workshops presented by individuals representing the private, public and NGO sectors. More

06/08/12

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