Blog Category: Advocate
At its core, volunteering means standing up for others. As the founder and president of the United Farm Workers of America, Cesar Chavez gave much of himself and his life to advocate for and to improve the lives of others. And so on March 31st, Cesar Chavez Day, we celebrate his birthday and honor his life and work by promoting service to the community.More
Action is needed now to ensure continuity in health coverage for low-income children and pregnant moms
In recent days, Congress has responded to requests from governors, providers, advocates, and families alike by introducing legislation and publishing a discussion draft to quickly extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). While CHIP exists in law through FY2019, funding for Chip will end September 31, 2015 unless Congress acts. If Congress fails to act now, upwards of 2 million children and pregnant mothers could lose their health insurance, and millions more could be shifted to plans with less appropriate benefits at higher costs to them as well as the taxpayer.More
What would you do if you knew there was a proven solution that lifts millions of children and working families out of poverty each year… a tool that, at the same time, also improves child health and academic achievement, enables financial stability for hard-working families, and pumps billions of dollars back into local communities around the country?
You’d probably want to talk about it. You’d probably want as many of your friends, family and community to know about this amazing resource.More
On Tuesday, January 20 at 9pm ET, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address. While the state of the nation’s economy is in a steady recovery, the youth unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high and the number of young people considered to be “disconnected” from the workforce or school system has hardly fallen.More
On September 8, International Literacy Day, United Way is joining with education organizations across the globe to focus attention on the need to promote worldwide literacy. For over 40 years now, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its partners have been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy is critical for a healthy society and the foundation of all learning. In countries all over the world the day raises people's awareness of and concern for literacy challenges within communities.More