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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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Today is World Malaria Day

United Way stands with its partners around the globe, urging awareness of this disease, which threatens nearly half of the world’s population. More


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New Book Chronicles Running America Event

In 2008 Marshall Ulrich set out to run across America from San Francisco to New York in record time in an event duly named Running America. The adventure was not only a test of endurance and speed but was also an effort to increase awareness of childhood obesity and youth fitness . . . More


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United Way Alternative Spring Break Begins

Starting this week, students across the country will trade swim trunks for tool belts and team up with United Way to make a meaningful impact in communities across the country. The work begins along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where over 50 student volunteers have converged to get to work in Biloxi, MS. Teams of students will work throughout the week on a variety of projects, some still related to Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, other projects will focus on those underlying issues that keep individuals and families from achieving their full potential. More


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United Way Women’s Leadership Summit

Education Panel: Susan Taylor, Founder of National CARES Mentoring Movement

Live blogging from Newport Beach, CA: Julie L. Edwards, a guest contributor and a United Way volunteer. More


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