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Brian Cox is Director of Web Experience at United Way Worldwide.

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Three Ways to Give to May Tornadoes Relief Fund Recovery Efforts at United Way of Central Oklahoma

05/21/13


OKLAHOMA CITY - The devastating May tornadoes have left most Oklahomans stunned and wondering what they could do to help. United Way of Central Oklahoma advises that monetary donations are the best way to assist. The organization activated its disaster relief fund on Monday where individuals may contribute specifically to the May tornadoes relief and recovery efforts. More

Good Books About How One Person Can Make a Difference

05/15/13


Four book titles about real people who made a difference in their corner of the world. More

The Benefits of Philanthropy

05/13/13


Philanthropy is helping others. If you want to get involved, consider volunteering or donating to a worthy cause or organization like United Way. More

Lots of Helping Hands Make Communities Stronger

05/07/13


When you're in need, there are volunteers available to help out. All you need to do is ask. More

United Way Extends Condolences, Establishes Fund to Support Newtown, Connecticut

12/15/12


United Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. United Way of Western Connecticut has created the 'Sandy Hook School Support Fund' that will be able to provide support services to the community that has been affected. More

2-1-1 and Hurricane Sandy: Connect to Vital Services and Volunteer Opportunities

10/30/12


Hurricane Sandy has impacted millions of people in thousands of communities along the East Coast and throughout the Northeastern United States this week, and while the worst of the storm has passed, it's not over.

In the face of such devastation, 2-1-1 connects you to critical health and human services. 2-1-1 can also connect you with volunteer opportunities to help others in your community or across the country, even if you are not directly affected.

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6 Ways to Advocate Health and Wellness for Toddlers

10/22/12


Young children depend on the guidance of adults. When it comes to health and wellness, day care providers, preschools, and caregivers are the decision makers. Here are six ways parents can be involved with the adults who influence their little ones.

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4 Personal Benefits of Volunteering in Your Community

10/03/12


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

VIDEO: 125 Years of United Way

06/27/12


In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi recognized the need for cooperative action to address their city’s welfare problems.

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

06/04/12


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

Voices for the Common Good: The World Speaks Out on Opportunity

05/08/12


United Way is excited to release “Voices for the Common Good: The World Speaks Out on Opportunity” – a new report based on more than 120 community conversations in a dozen countries. In these conversations, everyday people from all walks of life talked about their aspirations for their communities, the challenges they see in creating opportunity, and what it will take to make real progress in the areas central to a good life – education, income, and health.

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If we can dream it, we can do it.

04/17/12


Space Shuttle Discovery hitched a ride to it's final destination, a museum in Northern Virginia. As it passed by United Way Worldwide's office, I gathered with our staff on the edge of the Potomac River to witness a ceremonial flyover of our Nation's Capitol. I realized then that this moment was the realization of a dream that many thought impossible. More

It Gets Better

04/02/12


Members of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago staff and friends from the community came together to submit a video for the It Gets Better Project.

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Joseph A. Beirne Community Services Award 2012

03/01/12


The Joseph A. Beirne Community Services Award is presented each year to one person in the nation who exemplifies the highest standards in service to others. This singular honor this year is presented to a one-of-a-kind community leader, Bill McCarthy. He has been dedicated to organizing, mobilizing, reaching out to community partners and building coalition to change people’s lives. More

Mobilizing Communities Toward Better Education, Income and Health: Q&A With Brian Gallagher

02/28/12


The NewPublicHealth Blog published an interview with United Way Worldwide's CEO Brian Gallagher on improving communities through mobilization.

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United Way Community Listening Project on Disconnected Youth

02/13/12


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

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

02/03/12


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Brian Gallagher Speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos

01/30/12


Brian Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way Worldwide, is captured during the session 'Building Trust' at the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2012. More

Watch the Opportunity Nation Summit

10/27/11


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United Way Advocates Take to Capitol Hill

09/27/11


The United Way Worldwide Public Policy team invited United Way staff from across the country to gather in Washington, DC for a day-long advocacy training and Capitol Hill Day. More