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One Million Volunteers for America?s Kids

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On June 21, United Way launched an ambitious goal to recruit one million volunteer readers, tutors and mentors, because we believe that every kid deserve to graduate on time with a great education. We invite you to be part of the change. More


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Dispatch: Amplifying Education with United Way this Summer

You may know the indie rock band DISPATCH for its popular songs The General, Here We Go, and Open Up, but you may not know that Dispatch?s Brad Corrigan, Pete Heimbold and Chad Stokes are also dedicated to improving education in America. More


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Congratulations Student Filmmakers at West Mesquite High School in Dallas

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas sponsored a competition for student filmmakers. Eight United Way Video Challenge PSAs were created, featured online, and and voted on. A winner has been chosen. See the winning video! More


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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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United Way holds inaugural Student United Way Awards

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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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