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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteers Decide to Go Read Across America

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” So writes Dr. Seuss in Oh, The Places You’ll Go. On Read Across America Day, United Way volunteers have decided where to go to read this children’s classic: local child care centers and schools, to help build a nation of readers.

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03/02/15

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Patrick McIntyre

By Patrick McIntyre


United Way Applauds Congressional Movement on the Extension of CHIP

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Action is needed now to ensure continuity in health coverage for low-income children and pregnant moms

In recent days, Congress has responded to requests from governors, providers, advocates, and families alike by introducing legislation and publishing a discussion draft to quickly extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). While CHIP exists in law through FY2019, funding for Chip will end September 31, 2015 unless Congress acts.  If Congress fails to act now, upwards of 2 million children and pregnant mothers could lose their health insurance, and millions more could be shifted to plans with less appropriate benefits at higher costs to them as well as the taxpayer.

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02/27/15

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Lauri Valerio

By Lauri Valerio


Top 3 reasons you should join our U by Kotex Alternative Spring Break

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You could spend this spring break watching Netflix and cleaning sand out of all your clothes. Or you could spend it in the nation’s capital working with a group of 25 college-aged women to empower women and girls in service and advocacy.

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02/03/15

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Patrick McIntyre

By Patrick McIntyre


Today is National Youth Enrollment Day!

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United Ways across the country are helping their neighbors understand their health care options. We know that families are more financially secure and kids do better in school if everyone has access to quality, affordable health insurance. We also know that young adults have the highest rate of uninsured in the country. So with a deadline of February 15 quickly approaching, why wait? United Way can help you get enrolled today.

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01/29/15

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Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes


Help Keep Super Bowl Safe: Use 211 Hotline to Report Human Trafficking

Human trafficking in the United States has exploded to a 9.8 billion dollar industry. This year, United Way is hitting the streets during football’s largest event to tackle the issue head-on and provide resources to combat this crime.

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01/25/15

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