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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus

A Story About Education…or Is It?

Change has come to Pamdu, a close-knit community in southern Ghana.

Our story begins with 16-year old Suleiman Ibrahaim, a young man who is no longer missing classes at school. What accounts for his improved attendance rate? It’s not a new school. It’s not better teachers. It’s actually something as simple as water.



Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

How United Way Spells VOLUNTEER in Romania

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Last month hundreds of United Ways across the U.S. and the world brought thousands of volunteers together in a worldwide Day of Action on June 21. 



Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

D-Day Reflections

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The 70th anniversary of D-Day is an opportunity to reflect on the spirit of collaboration that rebuilt Europe after the war. Today, a renewed commitment to that spirit of collaboration is needed to advance the common good and create more opportunity for all. More


Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Kids Volunteer to Change the World

You don't need to wait until you grow up to change the world. Children and teens are creating change every day by volunteering. On Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13, 2014, 800+ partners—United Ways, schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, volunteer and national service programs, government agencies, and other individuals—are coming together to activate young people to improve their communities.  More


Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

Five Reasons Volunteer Mentors Matter

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As we celebrate “National Volunteer Week” and lift up the nearly 11 million volunteers across the United Way network, I wanted to acknowledge one form of leadership that’s essential to creating the kind of lasting change we seek for our communities—the volunteer mentor. More


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