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Author: Edwin Goutier

Edwin Goutier

Edwin Goutier

Edwin Goutier is the Manager of Student United Way at United Way Worldwide.

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3 Ways Millennials are Changing the World of Giving


The world of giving is changing rapidly. People are giving in different ways and for different reasons and at the forefront of this transformation are Millennials. Here are three ways that Millennials are shaping and changing charity.


#TransformationTuesday: Turning tweets into real-world change


As passionate, connected individuals, how can we use social media to advocate for the issues we care about and affect lasting change?


5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Our Student Conference


Want to change the world? Let us help you! Join us from September 12-14 in Alexandria, VA for the best weekend of your life.


5 Ways College Grads Can Use Volunteer Experience to Get a Job


42% of hiring managers say, “they view volunteer experience equivalent to formal work experience.” Read more for some good news and tips for Millennial job seekers.


This LeVar Burton video will make your day. But don’t take my word for it.


Take a look. It's in our blog. Along with ways you can take action around child literacy. More

What these college students do for their communities will amaze you


These Millennials aren't waiting in line to become leaders in the United Way movement. They're stepping up now - and we thank them for it! Read on to get inspired by the 2014 Student United Way Award winners. More

Alternative Spring Break veterans inspire hundreds to follow their path [VIDEO]


Adam Cox and Brian Pham are two founders of Break a Difference, a nonprofit that coordinates service immersion trips in partnership with United Ways across the country. Before they coordinated United Way Alternative Spring Breaks for others, they participated in United Way's first Alternative Spring Break with MTV in 2006 rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. More

100 Great Children’s Books of the Last 100 Years


"Great stories never grow old" according to librarians at The New York Public Libraries. I couldn't agree more. Check out their list of the top children's books of the last century as part of our National Education Week celebration. More


The 21: United Way of Northwest Georgia’s Day of Action


It turns out, 21 hours just wasn't enough to capture the great things happening on United Way Day of Action. Check out the on-the-ground events from Dalton, GA. More


Let’s Change 21,000 Lives


The 21 is a modern age evolution of the telethon, but instead of working to raise money, United Way is working to sign-up readers, tutors and mentors to help further education initiatives across the world. Watch it live on June 21st. This Friday, United Way Worldwide will partner with Google to host The 21 – a twenty-one hour live broadcast event via Google+ Hangouts on Air. This first of its kind event will feature athletes like the NFL’s Roberto Garza and Glover Quin, WNBA superstar Maya Moore, celebrities, entertainment, leaders in education and educational advocates like Angela Maiers, and everyday heroes who are making a difference in their communities through education. Part of United Way’s 6th Annual Day of Action initiative, The 21 will highlight the amazing work around the United Way network. United Ways around the world are participating in on-the-ground volunteer activities to advance education, income and health. Watch as we share their stories, and the stories of influencers and change-makers, throughout the day. Tune in to The 21 this Friday, starting at 3:00 AM ET, learn what it means to LIVE UNITED, and become a part of the United Way movement. More


Watch Buffalo Bills Linebacker Arthur Moats


When finishing up his college degree, Arthur Moats interned at United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. Come hangout with Arthur and the United Way team in Buffalo at 8:00 AM ET to hear about his intern experience, learn more about what makes him tick, and get inspired to make a difference in your community. More


Watch Principal Salome Thomas-EL at 8AM ET


In his 20 years as an educator, Principal Thomas-El has worked to transform the attitudes and strategies of school staff, parents and members of the community to help hundreds of troubled children graduate and go on to earn higher degrees. Hangout and hear his story at 8 AM ET. More

Top 25 #SpringFix Tweets


United Way partnered with MTV and mtvU, the network’s 24-hour college channel, to host “Spring Fix,” an Alternative Spring Break, in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Fifty college students from across the United States traveled to New York and New Jersey to help rebuild communities devastated by the storm. “Spring Fix” kicked-off on Sunday, March 17 and culminated on Saturday, March 23 with a special concert at Six Flags Great Adventure. The week of service generated over 2,500 tweets before the on-air specials even started running. Read on to see the top 25 #SpringFix tweets. More

Top 15 #UnitedWayASB Tweets


It's hard to explain the life-changing nature of United Way Alternative Spring Break. It's easier for you to read what our volunteers experienced in their own words. More

5 Reasons Why You HAVE to Attend ASB This Year


Since 2005, hundreds of college students have participated in United Way Alternative Spring Break. This March, you'll have the chance to be a part of something that greater than yourself. Read on to learn why you need to be at ASB this year. More



Today’s BIG THANKS goes out to the millions of people who open not only their checkbooks but also their hearts and their calendars – giving, advocating AND volunteering to build thriving communities where opportunity is the norm, not the exception. More



Eric Dolan leading his first Student United Way meeting

Eric is a pretty busy guy. He's a college sophomore with a rigorous course load. He hosts his own radio show and is the Music Director for the station. Still, as President of the first Student United Way in New Jersey, Eric finds time to give back—improving the quality of life for kids in Paterson, NJ. Read on to learn why Eric lives united in his own words.


2012 Student United Way Leadership Retreat Wrap-Up


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

2012 Student United Way Leadership Retreat Preview


Only three days away from the annual Student United Way leadership retreat. Read more to learn what's in store for our attendees this weekend. More

Students, Set Your New Year’s Resolution Today


Let's be honest – we've all broken our New Year's Resolutions. But for millions of college students across the United States, the start of the new school year presents a second chance to set goals and stick to them. If you're heading back to school this fall, consider making a "School Year's Resolution" to volunteer as a reader, tutor, or mentor and encourage your friends to do the same! More