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Today is World Malaria Day

United Way stands with its partners around the globe, urging awareness of this disease, which threatens nearly half of the world’s population. More

04/25/11

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AT&T’s family engagement support increases high school success

AT&T and United Way have partnered around Family Engagement for High School Success, an initiative that helps families of disadvantaged children get more involved in their child’s education in order to improve their academic success. The Family Engagement for High School Success initiative responds to AT&T-funded research that found the majority of teachers (63%) and principals (51%) felt increasing their schools’ parental outreach programs would help reduce the number of high school dropouts. More

04/20/11

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Monday is Tax Day! Do you qualify for free tax preperation?

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United Way is committed to improving financial stability. Part of this includes helping hardworking people obtain free tax preparation and filing services as well as qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other credits. Last year, United Way and its parnters helped return almost $2 billion in total tax refunds to individuals and families, who often used those dollars to pay bills and purchase necessities, such as food and clothing. It also saved people nearly $200 million in paid tax preparer fees.Make sure you take advantage of these resources while there's still time! More

04/15/11

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Seven Metro Detroit High Schools Targeted for Turnaround

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BACK: (L to R) Michael Brennan, President & CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan; and John Montford, Chair, General Motors Foundation / FRONT: Chuck Lesser, Lincoln High School; Carol Anthony, Lincoln High School; Dr. Carol Klenow, Madison High School; Dr. Lane Hunt, Henry Ford; Dr. Arlene Gibson, River Rouge

Seven metro Detroit high schools were named last week as partners in the “Networks of Excellence” initiative, by United Way for Southeastern Michigan and funded the General Motors Foundation. More

04/14/11

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New Book Chronicles Running America Event

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In 2008 Marshall Ulrich set out to run across America from San Francisco to New York in record time in an event duly named Running America. The adventure was not only a test of endurance and speed but was also an effort to increase awareness of childhood obesity and youth fitness . . . More

04/12/11

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