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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

01/30/12

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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

01/19/12

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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

01/12/12

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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

12/15/11

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Ursula Adams

By Ursula Adams


Do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback?

Ursula Adams from United Way for Southeastern Michigan writes about Nickelback's upcoming performance at the United Way Thanksgiving Halftime Show in Detroit next week. More

11/18/11

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