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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier

2012 Student United Way Leadership Retreat Preview

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United Way's Student Leadership Retreat

Only three days away from the annual Student United Way leadership retreat. Read more to learn what's in store for our attendees this weekend. More

09/13/12

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

08/24/12

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

07/24/12

Tracey Holmes

By Tracey Holmes

You think you know a guy

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Team NFL Captain Nnamdi Asomugha (Philadelphia Eagles) with Dylan Selberg at the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit with TEAM NFL.

It is human nature to generalize, stereotype, define people based on our own experiences to date. But every once in a while, people surprise you in ways that blow your expectations out the window and your aspirations to the moon. More

07/05/12

Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

United Way and Team NFL Go to Capitol Hill

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Team NFL and participants of the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit pose for a photo in front of the U.S. Capitol -- tweeting together about the impact they are making in their own communities.

In celebration of United Way Day of Action, 19 NFL players, United Way professionals and high-achieving youth from challenged high schools flocked to Capitol Hill on Thursday, June 21. The NFL players, students and United Way staff gathered on the steps of the Capitol for an historic photo and to participate in “The Big Tweet,” a social media campaign encouraging individuals to share how they are making a difference in their community. Each of the NFL players met with their U.S. Senators and congress member from the U.S. House of Representatives. They shared about the importance of mentors in the life of a child and asked their Member of Congress to join United Way’s initiative to recruit one million readers, tutors and mentors for young people. These players have pledged to find 3,000 volunteers who will help cut the dropout rate in half by 2018. More

06/25/12

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