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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Tell Congress & the President: Come Together; End the Government Shutdown

We are now in day 8 of the federal government shutdown. Many education, income and health services benefiting children and families have been affected by cuts to programs or furloughs of important governmental staff. 

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10/08/13

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


It’s United Way Education Action Week. Take Action!

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To kick off the back-to-school season, United Way is organizing an Education Action Week to rally congressional and public support for education nationwide. This week, local United Ways, partners and caring citizens are joining together to send a message to policymakers to prioritize our nation’s children and invest in a quality education for all. More

08/19/13

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Stacey Stewart

By Stacey Stewart


NYT Letter to the Editor: Come Together

"The challenges we face are too big for any one sector to tackle. But when all of us — nonprofits, government, business and individuals — combine our talent, resources and time, we create opportunities for everyone to flourish." More

08/13/13

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteering Gets a Big Boost

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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

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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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