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Let’s go volunteer!

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Last week, Macy’s launched an innovative e-mentoring program that connects employee volunteers with elementary school students to help them build critical reading and writing skills. More


Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Books and Encouragement

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The Library of Congress recently named Walter Dean Myers its new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The position was created to raise awareness of the importance of young people's literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of their lives. More


Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

Mentoring: A Commitment Worth Making

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That's me on the left with two of my colleagues volunteering to support United Way's education efforts.

In the spirit of National Mentoring Month, United Way's Lindsay Torrico recounts her experience as a weekend tutor and what it has meant to her. More


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


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


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