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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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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


Brian Gallagher Speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos

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Photo by Moritz Hager, Copyright World Economic Forum

Brian Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way Worldwide, is captured during the session 'Building Trust' at the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2012. More

01/30/12

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Reflections on United Way’s Education Advocacy Efforts

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Despite threats to critical education programs and heightened political battles in Congress, 2011 was a great year for United Way Worldwide’s education policy work. United Way worked tirelessly to raise awareness about education policy issues and advocate for key pieces of legislation that provide young people with the supports necessary for success in college, work and life. More

01/12/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


‘Tis the Season:  Holiday Giving, Advocating and Volunteering Ideas

As the holiday momentum picks up speed, we find more and more great ideas being generated for helping others.  Our colleagues at United Way of Anchorage have compiled a terrific guide that we want to share covering holiday giving, advocating and volunteering ideas.  These are just a few ways that you can give your time, talent and gifts during this holiday season.   More

12/15/11

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Advocate for Food and Shelter

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The Emergency Food and Shelter Program began in 1983. During its 28 years of operation, the program disbursed over $3.7 billion to over 14,000 local service organizations in more than 2,500 counties and cities. Now we can do something to make sure the gridlock in congress doesn't affect people who need food and shelter. More

11/23/11

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