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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier

Students, Set Your New Year’s Resolution Today

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Start your school year right by helping other students do the same.

Let's be honest – we've all broken our New Year's Resolutions. But for millions of college students across the United States, the start of the new school year presents a second chance to set goals and stick to them. If you're heading back to school this fall, consider making a "School Year's Resolution" to volunteer as a reader, tutor, or mentor and encourage your friends to do the same! More


Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Be a Champion.  Serve the Community.

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I like soccer, and I like RFK, but here’s what I really like: huge signs, visible from every angle in the stadium, that prominently display the core of D.C. United’s mission statement: WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS. SERVE THE COMMUNITY. More


Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

High School Hoops Stars Give Back

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Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League

On Friday, July 13th 2012 United Way had the pleasure of coordinating a service project for a great group of high school basketball players. The 10 young men were in the Washington, DC area to take part in Nike’s Global Challenge, an international tournament featuring the best high school players from around the world. More


Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Any Day is Volunteer Day

Nelson Mandela Day

July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day – when we’re asked to spend 67 minutes in service in honor of Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of fighting for human rights. The concept is the same as United Way’s Day of Action (June 21) and International Volunteer Day (December 5) and many other days United Ways participate in: choose a meaningful day and issue a call to volunteer on that day.



Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Life Changing Anniversaries

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United Way of Brazoria County’s annual Day of Action

As I write this we’re expecting our 6th day of 100 degrees or warmer this summer – part of a nationwide heat wave. Appropriately enough, NBC Nightly News recently reported on the 110th anniversary of the air conditioner and how it “changed our lives forever.” More


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