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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


International Youth Day:  Youth Volunteering For Youth

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International Youth Day (IYD) is observed each year on August 12. Endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, IYD is an opportunity to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. This year’s theme focuses on “Youth and Mental Health” under the slogan of “Mental Health Matters.”

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08/12/14

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


6 Ways to Contribute to the Community

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Giving doesn't always mean digging deep into the bank account. Contribute by donating time, talents, and spare change. More

06/03/14

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


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

05/19/14

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


United Way on the Hill. Amplify the Message!

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United Way is joining with nearly one-thousand advocates on May 14 to raise our voices for working families across the country. We know that in order for our nation to compete in the global economy we need high-quality child care that gives every child a solid foundation; income supports that help people reach their full potential; and good health that allows children to stay on track in school and adults be productive at work. More

05/13/14

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Map the Meal Gap Report: Child Hunger in Your Community

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Even as unemployment numbers start to decline, families in communities across the country are struggling to put food on the table. A new Feeding America report on local-level food insecurity reveals that in every state in America, children are at a greater risk of experiencing hunger than the overall population. More

04/24/14

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