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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Family Volunteer Idea: Stone Soup

A hot pot of soup, steaming on the stove, is a welcome and nourishing sight during the harsh winter months. Holding a “Stone Soup” event – perhaps with family and friends – can help both social service organizations and the hungry in our midst. More

03/12/13

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

UPS Delivers for Communities For 30+ years

UPS is one of United Way’s top Global Corporate Leaders. Over 30 years, UPS has raised more than $1 billion in charitable giving. More

03/11/13

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Stacey Stewart

By Stacey Stewart

U.S. Graduation Rate at Highest Level Since 1976

At the Grad Nation Summit this week, we learned about encouraging progress being made on education: the high school graduation rate is now the highest since 1976. More

03/01/13

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Sandra Serna Smith

By Sandra Serna Smith

Santa Cruz County Wins Roadmap to Health Prize

United Way and our community partners focus on creating not only opportunities to incorporate healthy living in our daily lives, but also to improve education and financial stability. A great example is Santa Cruz County, CA. There, public and private community partners have pinpointed areas where they can make the biggest difference. More

02/28/13

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

Community Service for Kids

It's never too early to start teaching your kids the value of community service. Getting involved in volunteering at a young age can set a life-long pattern of advancing the common good. More

02/19/13

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