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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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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

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.