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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Spring Break Alternatives: Have Fun While Giving Back

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In some parts of the U.S., “spring break” conjures up images of swim suit-clad college students enjoying warm weather and getting away from it all. More and more students, however, are trading in their swim suits for tool belts and finding that giving back during spring break is just as fun. They have discovered United Way’s Alternative Spring Break. More


Stacey Stewart

By Stacey Stewart

NYT Letter to the Editor: Come Together

"The challenges we face are too big for any one sector to tackle. But when all of us — nonprofits, government, business and individuals — combine our talent, resources and time, we create opportunities for everyone to flourish." More


Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

A Troubling Issue Too Few Are Talking About

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There are moments that give you pause and make you look at the world you thought you knew differently.  For me, one came late last year while attending the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting.



Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier

Top 25 #SpringFix Tweets

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United Way partnered with MTV and mtvU, the network’s 24-hour college channel, to host “Spring Fix,” an Alternative Spring Break, in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Fifty college students from across the United States traveled to New York and New Jersey to help rebuild communities devastated by the storm. “Spring Fix” kicked-off on Sunday, March 17 and culminated on Saturday, March 23 with a special concert at Six Flags Great Adventure. The week of service generated over 2,500 tweets before the on-air specials even started running. Read on to see the top 25 #SpringFix tweets. More


Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier

Top 15 #UnitedWayASB Tweets

It's hard to explain the life-changing nature of United Way Alternative Spring Break. It's easier for you to read what our volunteers experienced in their own words. More


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