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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

Professional Excellence Attributed to Childhood Mentors

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Olympian Dawn Harper and St. Louis Rams and Pro-bowler Quintin Mikell

Crediting mentors and tutors on helping them achieve success, Olympian Dawn Harper and St. Louis Rams and Pro-bowler Quintin Mikell addressed the student body at Soldan International Studies High School on the importance of education and asking for help. More

11/26/12

Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

With leadership from United Way of New York City, United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard have established the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund to address near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. Contributions to the Fund will be used by United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard to address recovery needs in communities that FEMA has declared disaster areas. We give our sincere thanks to United Way of New York City who will manage the regional fund.

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11/21/12

Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

A BIG THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF

This goes out to the United Way volunteers and staff all around the world—BIG THANKS for going the extra mile and for mobilizing millions upon millions of people and organizations for the common good. More

11/19/12

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

Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes

A BIG THANKS TO OUR MVPs

Just this week, United Way was chosen by Forbes magazine as an “All-Star Charity.” It’s a distinction only held by five nonprofits and we wear it proudly. However, we share the accolade with our “All-Star” partners and the millions of volunteers who over the past 125 years have worked with us to strengthen communities and improve peoples’ lives. More

11/16/12

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