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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

United Way Advocates Take to Capitol Hill

United Way staff from California meet with their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.

The United Way Worldwide Public Policy team invited United Way staff from across the country to gather in Washington, DC for a day-long advocacy training and Capitol Hill Day. More


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Furious’s Story: Mentors Are Key To Success

Furious with United Way Volunteer and NFL Pro Cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha

Guest Blogger and Professional Football Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha recounts his visit with Furious, an at-risk high school student in Alexandria, Virginia. More


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Darius’s Story: The Importance of a Good Coach

Left to Right: Leigh Bodden (New England Patriots), Darius, and Josh Cribbs (Cleveland Browns)

Darius, a 17 year old student from Alexandria, Virginia is behind in school and at risk of dropping out. This is the story of an unexpected visit by Professional Football players Josh Cribbs and Leigh Bodden. More


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Johnny’s Story: Caring Adults Can Make All the Difference

Left to Right: NFL Player Calais Campbell (Arizona Cardinals), Johnny a high school student in Virginia, and NFL Player George Wilson (Buffalo Bills)

Professional football players George Wilson and Calais Campbell surprised a local teenager while Visiting United Way in Alexandria, Virginia and convinced him to stay in school. More


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Introducing the United Way NFL Player Scouting Team

Left to Right: Calais Campbell (Arizona Cardinals), George Wilson (Buffalo Bills), Josh Cribbs (Cleveland Browns), Nnamdi Asomugha (Free agent) and Leigh Bodden (New England Patriots).

NFL players are helping United Way recruit volunteer readers, tutors, and mentors. More


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