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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

Map the Meal Gap Report: Child Hunger in Your Community

Even as unemployment numbers start to decline, families in communities across the country are struggling to put food on the table. A new Feeding America report on local-level food insecurity reveals that in every state in America, children are at a greater risk of experiencing hunger than the overall population. More

04/24/14

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Sandra Serna Smith

By Sandra Serna Smith

United Way and the Public’s Health

National Public Health Week reminds us all to reflect on the amazing progress that has been made to improve people’s lives around the world. In this blog post, Kitty Hsu Dana, United Way Worldwide's Vice President of Health, discusses how the landscape of health reform is changing, and what remains the same. More

04/10/14

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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

04/10/14

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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

Five Reasons Volunteer Mentors Matter

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

04/09/14

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Patrick McIntyre

By Patrick McIntyre

Health Care is Hard – Navigating the Changes

April 7-14, 2014 is National Public Health Week. In this blog, Patrick McIntyre, our Director of Health Policy, sheds some light on the recent health care changes and gives us a glimpse into what is ahead. More

04/09/14

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