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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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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


High School Hoops Stars Give Back

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Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League

On Friday, July 13th 2012 United Way had the pleasure of coordinating a service project for a great group of high school basketball players. The 10 young men were in the Washington, DC area to take part in Nike’s Global Challenge, an international tournament featuring the best high school players from around the world. More

07/24/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Any Day is Volunteer Day

Nelson Mandela Day

July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day – when we’re asked to spend 67 minutes in service in honor of Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of fighting for human rights. The concept is the same as United Way’s Day of Action (June 21) and International Volunteer Day (December 5) and many other days United Ways participate in: choose a meaningful day and issue a call to volunteer on that day.

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07/19/12

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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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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes


Team NFL in Washington, DC for United Way Youth Empowerment Summit

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Star Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha kicking off the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit with Team NFL

This week, in celebration of United Way’s fifth annual Day of Action, 19 pro football players are teaming up with United Way professionals and youth from around the country at the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit. This three-day event, hosted at American University, will engage participants in identifying opportunities to improve the academic success of American students and explore ways to engage more people as volunteer readers, tutors and mentors. More

06/20/12

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