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Blog posts detailing United Way's corporate partnership news.

Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Taking a Closer Look at Employee Volunteering

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Companies increasingly have organized volunteer programs to encourage their employees to volunteer in the community. We need more research that explores workplace volunteering, so United Way decided to contribute to a new study that takes a closer look at corporate volunteering programs and employee motivations for participating.

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02/25/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Youth & Volunteering: More Powerful Together

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According to a recent Associated Press – GfK poll, volunteering was the only civic activity that adults under 30 were just as likely to rate as very important as older people. This is a positive sign for our immediate and long-term future, if we can continue to nurture volunteering and community engagement among young people.  Volunteering can bring about new experiences and genuine connections that can alter the way youth think about their world and approach problems, while honing their capacity to recognize the things they have in common with people who may seem very different from them.

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02/17/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Tapping in to Next Generation Volunteers and Leaders

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Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. What can we do to improve education in our communities? Pledging to become a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor is one way to help children and youth achieve their potential. Another is to tap into the energy of motivated teenagers and help them understand how to contribute to early grade education.

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07/10/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


The Volunteer Spirit in the Digital Age

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When disaster strikes, people want to help. Whether they are near or far from the disaster site people want to do what they can. Many times there isn’t anything that can be done when you are far away. But that’s changing. More

03/18/14

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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes


UNITED WAY AND NFL PLAYERS “DRAFTING” VOLUNTEERS INTO COMMUNITY SERVICE

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Volunteer team picks to be announced during first round of NFL Draft More

03/12/14

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