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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Let’s Play

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Born Learning Trail

“Education.” Many of us automatically think “school” when we hear that word. But learning happens everywhere, especially for young children. And in our effort to cut the number of high school drop outs in half, United Way supports early childhood learning in diverse ways: through reading programs, book drives of course, but also in parks and on playgrounds. More


Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

Join the #KidsWin Rally and Help Reengage Disconnected Youth

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As the school year begins, we are reminded of the millions of young people who will not head back to the classroom this fall. There are an estimated 6.7 million youth between ages 16 to 24 that are disconnected from both school and work - of which 3.4 million are defined as being “chronic” having no attachment to school or the labor market since the age of 16. More


Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

Become an American Graduate Champion, Volunteer

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American Graduate Day Partners

Kids need more than homework help to get through school successfully. Students only spend 20% of their waking hours in the classroom, so helping them succeed must come from outside. PBS and United Way are teamed up for American Graduate Day to bring a volunteer community into the other %80. More


Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes

Everyone Needs a 12th Man

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Seattle's 12th Man

In Seattle's Century Link Stadium, the number 12 is retired. The number 12 is sewn into the collar of every player's jersey. It's built into the team's core mission. And at every Seahawks game, a flag rises in honor of number 12. More


Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier

2012 Student United Way Leadership Retreat Wrap-Up

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Students Tweeted about the conference all weekend. This comes from Student United Way of University of California - Riverside. Follow them on Twitter (@suwucr)

From September 14 - 16, the Mary M. Gates Learning Center was filled with student leaders, United Way professionals and university staff interested in strengthening Student United Way in their local communities and around the globe. Read more about this high energy weekend filled with professional networking, socializing, big ideas and real world training. More


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