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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Volunteering Gets a Big Boost

United Way is always seeking ways to engage more volunteers. On July 15th President Barack Obama gave us and others in the volunteer sector reason to cheer when he not only honored former President George H.W. Bush for his exemplary lifetime of public service, but also issued a Presidential Memorandum aimed to expand national service. More

08/07/13

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

Parent Involvement in Schools: Tips for Busy Parents

Parental involvement in schools leads to academic success, and even the busiest parents can make a difference. More

08/06/13

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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

A Troubling Issue Too Few Are Talking About

There are moments that give you pause and make you look at the world you thought you knew differently.  For me, one came late last year while attending the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting.

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07/30/13

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

Join United Way Education Action Week: August 19-23

Every year, members of Congress return to their home districts during the month of August. August recess is a time for members to meet with their constituents and hear about their community concerns.

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07/22/13

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

It’s Past Time to Fix Our Schools

For over five years now, Congress has attempted and failed to pass the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the largest federal program designed to improve education. Sign United Way's petition urging policymakers to pass a bipartisan bill that helps all children succeed! More

06/12/13

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