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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Happy Reading Everyone!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." From The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss. March 2nd marks the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Could there be a better day to celebrate the joys of childhood reading? And can you think of a better way to celebrate than to read to a child on that day?



Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

Half-Time in America: Time to Reclaim Disconnected Youth

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United Way's Lindsay Torrico co-authors a blog post with First Focus' Roberto Viramontes on reclaiming our nation's disconnected youth. More


Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

United Way Community Listening Project on Disconnected Youth

The White House Council for Community Solutions recently convened a group of nonprofit and corporate leaders to talk about ways to help disconnected youth find employment and education. Nearly 40 United Ways have signed up to host community conversations in February and March around creating opportunities for disconnected youth. More


Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

United Way of New York City and Jay-Z Come Together to Support Youth



Let’s go volunteer!

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Last week, Macy’s launched an innovative e-mentoring program that connects employee volunteers with elementary school students to help them build critical reading and writing skills. More


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