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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Join the Global Campaign to Support International Literacy Day

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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.

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09/04/14

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


#TransformationTuesday: Turning tweets into real-world change

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

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09/02/14

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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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