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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Young People + Volunteering = Bright Future

As of October 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 7.9% unemployment rate in the United States. The figure is much higher, however, for young men and women. I am optimistic, though, about young adults who are spending their early 20’s volunteering through Teach for America, VISTA, City Year, and other service organizations like them. And I am proud of United Way’s role in helping idealistic young people find a way to serve, improve their skills and in some cases, earn money for college or graduate school. More

11/17/12

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


A BIG THANKS TO OUR AMAZING SUPER-SUPPORTERS

Today’s BIG THANKS goes out to the millions of people who open not only their checkbooks but also their hearts and their calendars – giving, advocating AND volunteering to build thriving communities where opportunity is the norm, not the exception. More

11/15/12

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


A BIG THANKS TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS

Our BIG THANKS today goes to our nation’s public officials. You dedicate countless hours in service advancing the common good. You stand up to represent the needs of all and make sure our communities flourish. More

11/14/12

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Peter Beard

By Peter Beard


A BIG THANKS TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS

As we continue our BIG THANKS, we want to take the time today to give a shout out to all of our community partners that work with United Way to drive education, income and health. More

11/13/12

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Sarah Butler

By Sarah Butler


A BIG THANKS TO COMPANIES

Today is the first day of THE BIG THANKS. We’re starting things off with a high five for all the companies that partner with United Way to create opportunities for better life for all. More

11/12/12

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