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Author: Jesse Marcus

Jesse Marcus

Jesse Marcus

Jesse Marcus is the Storyteller at United Way Worldwide. He joined United Way in May 2013 and is responsible for sharing the success stories of communities that come together to focus on education, income and health – and create real and lasting change as a result.

Want to see what lasting change looks like?


Meet Jamie.  

Use United Way’s new interactive infographic to follow Jamie on his path to success in school, work and life. Click on formative moments in his life to see real-life examples of how people are coming together to make a difference.  Not just in the lives of kids like Jamie, but also in the communities where kids like Jamie live, work and play.


A Story About Education…or Is It?


Change has come to Pamdu, a close-knit community in southern Ghana.

Our story begins with 16-year old Suleiman Ibrahaim, a young man who is no longer missing classes at school. What accounts for his improved attendance rate? It’s not a new school. It’s not better teachers. It’s actually something as simple as water.


Camden, New Jersey: The Road to a Healthier Community


In Camden, New Jersey, United Way has brought the community together to tackle important health issues -- and the results are inspiring! More

Salt Lake City: What Real Change Looks Like


With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, United Way has produced an inspiring video that highlight the positive changes taking place in Salt Lake City. More

The Success of one Mother is a Triumph for all of Rhode Island


Melody wasn’t looking for a hand out; she was looking for a hand up. Today she provides for her children and is pursuing a career – one of 1,000s of people that United Way of Rhode Island has helped get on more solid financial ground. More

Kids Are Choosing School over the Streets in Poland


For the last six years, the community has been reaching out through United Way Poland to children and youth living in poverty. More

Columbus, Ohio Deserves High Marks for Linking Health and Education


More than 10,000 children have received early screenings for health issues that could impede their success in school. More

Helping Children Thrive in Britain


Every year, United Way aims to put 900 British children on track to early reading proficiency and long-term academic success More

Boston Unites to Put More People on the Road to Financial Stability


Financial help centers have helped more than 17,000 people find jobs, take control of their debt, and get on more solid financial ground. And the whole community benefits… More

Measurable Progress in India’s Fight against Hepatitis B


How young leaders in Mumbai, India have already vaccinated nearly 9,000 people against the disease. More

Improving Test Scores in Washington, DC


Find out what can be accomplished when 400 volunteers, teachers, students and their families join with United Way to make a difference. More

New York City Shows Us How to Get More Kids in the Classroom


Want to cut the national drop-out rate in half and save $45 billion every year? United Way of New York City may have a solution… More