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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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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


What Would Gandhi Say?

October 2nd is a national holiday in India commemorating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It may have another designation soon, as Indian business, government and nonprofit leaders recently signed a petition to President Pranab Mukherjee to establish October 2nd as "National Volunteering Day".  These leaders recognize that India’s future depends on volunteers, whose time, minds and muscles can speed the pace of development in their country of more than one billion people.

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10/01/12

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