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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Athletes and United Ways Making a Difference

Across the country athletes are applying their talents to improve their communities More


Second Annual Student United Way Award Winners Announced

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We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the second annual Student United Way Awards recognition program established by the Volunteer & Employee Engagement Council of United Way Worldwide, in order to highlight the inspirational, cutting edge, innovative and impactful efforts of Student United Ways across the globe. More


Lessons on Leadership from a Nobel Laureate and Youth Leaders

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Judge Shirin Ebadi

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the twenty-third annual National Service Learning Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference was jam-packed with excellent workshops, best practice exchange seminars, inspirational stories, notable leaders and motivational speakers. The goal? To invigorate thousands of individuals who lead and represent the global youth service-learning movement – students, educators, non-profit professionals, volunteers and more! As I begin to reflect on the week of learning I’d like to share a few highlights and takeaways that are fresh on my mind… More


Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Celebrating Tax Season

For many, tax season is a chore and we are relieved that another April 15th has come and gone. For others, tax season is a time to celebrate the chance to help others. That’s right. For some United Way volunteers, January through mid-April is a time when they know that their volunteering is making a huge difference in the lives of struggling families. These volunteers signed up last fall to be part of the VITA program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), which helps low-income people receive the tax refunds they are due. More


Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

If we can dream it, we can do it.

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Photo taken by Josh Landis, Manager of Digital Media Design, at United Way Worldwide's headquarters April 17, 2012.

Space Shuttle Discovery hitched a ride to it's final destination, a museum in Northern Virginia. As it passed by United Way Worldwide's office, I gathered with our staff on the edge of the Potomac River to witness a ceremonial flyover of our Nation's Capitol. I realized then that this moment was the realization of a dream that many thought impossible. More


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