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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


How Eric LIVES UNITED

Eric Dolan leading his first Student United Way meeting

Eric is a pretty busy guy. He's a college sophomore with a rigorous course load. He hosts his own radio show and is the Music Director for the station. Still, as President of the first Student United Way in New Jersey, Eric finds time to give back—improving the quality of life for kids in Paterson, NJ. Read on to learn why Eric lives united in his own words.

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10/24/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Here’s a question: Where do the candidates stand on promoting volunteering and national service?

I thought it was great that individuals were permitted to ask questions during the second presidential debates. One question to ask is where the candidates stand on promoting volunteer engagement through national service. More

10/22/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


In-School Success from Out-Of-School Activity

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Student United Way Representatives

By Ayeola Fortune, Education Team, United Way Worldwide

For most students, school has come back with a vengeance for about a month now and for many of them and their parents, it feels like summer never happened, or has receded into the far away past.  But let’s not kid ourselves; the lasting consequences of summer are with us. 

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10/11/12

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


4 Personal Benefits of Volunteering in Your Community

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Nonprofit organizations depend on the giving nature of volunteers. But volunteers often reap satisfaction and benefits of volunteering by becoming involved in their communities. Not sure how volunteering can be a personal benefit to you? Here are four reasons to give a little time to a nonprofit organization every week. More

10/03/12

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Peter Beard

By Peter Beard


United Ways Leading National Grade-Level Reading Network

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Reading Proficiency by 3rd Grade is Essential

When we think of the importance of reading, we may not immediately think of high school graduation. The fact is, 96% of kids who read well by 3rd grade will graduate high school. That sounds promising, right? But one in three American fourth graders score below “basic” in the nation’s only national assessment of reading. That means one in three fourth graders can barely read. Not good. More

10/03/12

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