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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Advocate for Education, Income and Health this August Recess

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United Way & TEAM NFL Meet with Representatives

Before you head out the door for your August vacation, take some time to meet with your congressional representatives during their month-long break. Members of Congress will be in their home state and district offices during the month of August. More

08/01/12

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


United Way Advocacy Forum and Capitol Hill Day 2012

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United Way Hill Day

Nearly 50 United Way CEOs, staff and volunteers gathered in Washington, DC last week for an advocacy training and Hill Day focused on advocating for critical Education, Income and Health issues. More

07/24/12

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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes


You think you know a guy

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Team NFL Captain Nnamdi Asomugha (Philadelphia Eagles) with Dylan Selberg at the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit with TEAM NFL.

It is human nature to generalize, stereotype, define people based on our own experiences to date. But every once in a while, people surprise you in ways that blow your expectations out the window and your aspirations to the moon. More

07/05/12

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


United Way and Team NFL Go to Capitol Hill

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Team NFL and participants of the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit pose for a photo in front of the U.S. Capitol -- tweeting together about the impact they are making in their own communities.

In celebration of United Way Day of Action, 19 NFL players, United Way professionals and high-achieving youth from challenged high schools flocked to Capitol Hill on Thursday, June 21. The NFL players, students and United Way staff gathered on the steps of the Capitol for an historic photo and to participate in “The Big Tweet,” a social media campaign encouraging individuals to share how they are making a difference in their community. Each of the NFL players met with their U.S. Senators and congress member from the U.S. House of Representatives. They shared about the importance of mentors in the life of a child and asked their Member of Congress to join United Way’s initiative to recruit one million readers, tutors and mentors for young people. These players have pledged to find 3,000 volunteers who will help cut the dropout rate in half by 2018. More

06/25/12

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Doug Taylor

By Doug Taylor


Rock Stars in Nashville

It’s hard to think of an academic as a rock star, but that’s how Mark Kramer was received at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Nashville in early May 2012. Perhaps it was because we were in the U.S. County Music Capital (Dolly Parton made an appearance as well, but that’s another story altogether).

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05/18/12

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