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United Way Video Challenge moves to the finals

Teens selected from schools participating in United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' Destination: Graduation took part in a video challenge on the importance of giving to United Way. Two finalists have been selected. Vote on your favorite. More


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Kiren Bansal

By Kiren Bansal

United Way holds inaugural Student United Way Awards

Brian Gallagher, CEO of United Way Worldwide, presented Student United Way Awards on Friday May 6, 2011 in Orlando, Florida at the annual Staff Leaders Conference with more than 1,800 local representatives from the United Way network present. Accepting on behalf of their Student United Ways: Alicia Hetrick (Cornell University); Ashley Rembert (Florida State University); Alexandria Lee (Saint Louis University); Mycal Hixon (University of Florida).

Last week, United Way Worldwide launched a program to recognize young leaders across the country who are advancing the common good by giving, advocating and volunteering in an effort to improve local communities in the areas of education, income and health. They are doing so through a powerful movement called Student United Way. More


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Vote on PSAs created by Dallas Destination: Graduation participants

AT&T and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD) gave high school teens a chance to create PSAs on the importance of giving to United Way. The teens were selected from the schools participating in the UWMD Destination: Graduation program. Each of the 8 United Way Video Challenge PSAs will be featured online over the next two weeks to view and vote on. More


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AT&T’s family engagement support increases high school success

AT&T and United Way have partnered around Family Engagement for High School Success, an initiative that helps families of disadvantaged children get more involved in their child’s education in order to improve their academic success. The Family Engagement for High School Success initiative responds to AT&T-funded research that found the majority of teachers (63%) and principals (51%) felt increasing their schools’ parental outreach programs would help reduce the number of high school dropouts. More


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Seven Metro Detroit High Schools Targeted for Turnaround

BACK: (L to R) Michael Brennan, President & CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan; and John Montford, Chair, General Motors Foundation / FRONT: Chuck Lesser, Lincoln High School; Carol Anthony, Lincoln High School; Dr. Carol Klenow, Madison High School; Dr. Lane Hunt, Henry Ford; Dr. Arlene Gibson, River Rouge

Seven metro Detroit high schools were named last week as partners in the “Networks of Excellence” initiative, by United Way for Southeastern Michigan and funded the General Motors Foundation. More


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