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Lessons on Leadership from a Nobel Laureate and Youth Leaders

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Judge Shirin Ebadi

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the twenty-third annual National Service Learning Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference was jam-packed with excellent workshops, best practice exchange seminars, inspirational stories, notable leaders and motivational speakers. The goal? To invigorate thousands of individuals who lead and represent the global youth service-learning movement – students, educators, non-profit professionals, volunteers and more! As I begin to reflect on the week of learning I’d like to share a few highlights and takeaways that are fresh on my mind… More

04/19/12

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Sarah Butler

By Sarah Butler


Spread the Word and Maximize Your Tax Refund

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The Walmart Foundation, United Way Worldwide, One Economy and the National Disability Institute's Real Economic Impact Tour have partnered to bring free tax preparation and filing services directly to qualified consumers across the country through the MyFreeTaxes program. More

04/12/12

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Patrick McIntyre

By Patrick McIntyre


Voice Your Priorities: Opportunity and the Federal Budget

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Few things receive more scrutiny, both in terms of policy and politically, than the federal budget. And typically under divided government, Congress tends to not do BIG things… until it does. Use your voice to advocate your priorities during this process. More

03/13/12

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United Way Alternative Spring Break Kicks-Off!

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United Way kicks off its seventh annual Alternative Spring Break program throughout the month of March. More

03/05/12

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Moving America’s Children Into the Spotlight

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As Election Day 2012 approaches, United Way is partnering with several national children’s organizations, including Voices for America’s Future (Voices), the Children’s Leadership Council, SparkAction and the National Collaboration for Youth, to ensure that children, youth and families are not forgotten during Town Halls, debates and especially in the voting booth. More

02/20/12

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