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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


Become an American Graduate Champion, Volunteer

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American Graduate Day Partners

Kids need more than homework help to get through school successfully. Students only spend 20% of their waking hours in the classroom, so helping them succeed must come from outside. PBS and United Way are teamed up for American Graduate Day to bring a volunteer community into the other %80. More

09/22/12

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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes


Everyone Needs a 12th Man

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Seattle's 12th Man

In Seattle's Century Link Stadium, the number 12 is retired. The number 12 is sewn into the collar of every player's jersey. It's built into the team's core mission. And at every Seahawks game, a flag rises in honor of number 12. More

09/20/12

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


2012 Student United Way Leadership Retreat Wrap-Up

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Students Tweeted about the conference all weekend. This comes from Student United Way of University of California - Riverside. Follow them on Twitter (@suwucr)

From September 14 - 16, the Mary M. Gates Learning Center was filled with student leaders, United Way professionals and university staff interested in strengthening Student United Way in their local communities and around the globe. Read more about this high energy weekend filled with professional networking, socializing, big ideas and real world training. More

09/19/12

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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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