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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

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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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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


VIDEO: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks about United Way

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06/04/12

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


United Way Participates in White House Summit on Community Solutions for Disconnected Youth

Today at the White House, representatives from United Way will participate in the White House Summit on Community Solutions for Disconnected Youth. Tune in for the opening of the Summit, 1:15 – 2:30pm ET. Speakers will include First Lady Michelle Obama (by video) and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, as well as a discussion on expanding successful cross-sector community collaborations. More

06/04/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


The Gift of Graduation

For lots of families like mine, it is graduation season. This can be such a joyful time for the students and their families alike. I am so proud and grateful that my son is graduating from high school and looking forward to attending college. I also am grateful that my son had not only my husband and me to help him work hard to succeed in school, but also wonderful teachers, coaches, and other adult mentors. More

06/01/12

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