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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

United Way Community Listening Project on Disconnected Youth

The White House Council for Community Solutions recently convened a group of nonprofit and corporate leaders to talk about ways to help disconnected youth find employment and education. Nearly 40 United Ways have signed up to host community conversations in February and March around creating opportunities for disconnected youth. More


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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

United Way of New York City and Jay-Z Come Together to Support Youth



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Linda Paulson

By Linda Paulson

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


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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


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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


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