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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Join the #KidsWin Rally and Help Reengage Disconnected Youth

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As the school year begins, we are reminded of the millions of young people who will not head back to the classroom this fall. There are an estimated 6.7 million youth between ages 16 to 24 that are disconnected from both school and work - of which 3.4 million are defined as being “chronic” having no attachment to school or the labor market since the age of 16. More

09/24/12

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Opportunity Nation

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Opportunity Nation

It’s not secret that today only six percent of children born to parents at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder make it to the top. In fact, studies now show children in many European countries have greater economic mobility than those in the United States. These statistics tell us that the American Dream our country was built upon is at risk and in need of a significant jumpstart. Enter Opportunity Nation. More

09/14/12

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William Rodgers, III

By William Rodgers, III


Some of My Reasons for LIVING UNITED

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LIVE UNITED

Think back to your introduction and first experience with the United Way. Was it volunteering? Was it giving? Was it advocacy? For me, it was our Sunday afternoon public service announcements when I was a teenager in the early 1980s. More

08/16/12

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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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