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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Reflections from Alternative Spring Break - Biloxi, MS

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Nearly two-dozen college students are in South Mississippi this week as part of United Way’s Alternative Spring Break Program. They came to provide families and individuals with opportunities for a better life, here is a story from one of the participants. More

03/19/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


The Volunteer Spirit in the Digital Age

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When disaster strikes, people want to help. Whether they are near or far from the disaster site people want to do what they can. Many times there isn’t anything that can be done when you are far away. But that’s changing. More

03/18/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Spring Break Alternatives: Have Fun While Giving Back

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In some parts of the U.S., “spring break” conjures up images of swim suit-clad college students enjoying warm weather and getting away from it all. More and more students, however, are trading in their swim suits for tool belts and finding that giving back during spring break is just as fun. They have discovered United Way’s Alternative Spring Break. More

03/13/14

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


Alternative Spring Break veterans inspire hundreds to follow their path [VIDEO]

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Adam Cox and Brian Pham are two founders of Break a Difference, a nonprofit that coordinates service immersion trips in partnership with United Ways across the country. Before they coordinated United Way Alternative Spring Breaks for others, they participated in United Way's first Alternative Spring Break with MTV in 2006 rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. More

02/25/14

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Send a Valentine’s Message to Congress: Show Kids the Love in the Budget

For the second year, United Way is joining with First Focus to launch the “Show Kids the Love” advocacy campaign. More

02/11/14

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