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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

United Way Community Listening Project on Disconnected Youth

02/13/12


The White House Council for Community Solutions recently convened a group of nonprofit and corporate leaders to talk about ways to help disconnected youth find employment and education.

Given United Way’s long-history of fostering and leading community wide social change movements and in light of this “call” for communities to engage on enhancing opportunities for young people, United Way has launched a series of community conversations around the country.  The conversations will be with community leaders and everyday people to identify ways that their communities can come together to ensure opportunities for a better life for all young people, especially at-risk and disconnected youth.

Because United Way is focused on advancing the common good, these conversations will center on understanding the challenges communities face in creating pathways that connect young people to school and work, and what businesses, government, nonprofits, and people can do to overcome these challenges and make a real difference. They will be part of a larger set of conversations happening in the U.S. and nearly a dozen countries around the world on creating opportunity for a good life for all, the results of which will be shared in a report being released at a global Opportunity Town Hall in Nashville May 3.

Nearly 40 United Ways (listed below) have signed up to host 3-5 community conversations in February and March around creating opportunities for disconnected youth. These United Ways will also share what they learn with cross-sector community leadership and gauge interest in building a coalition to address challenges in helping young people connect to employment, education, and other community opportunities. 

Each United Way participating will be working with local partners to host conversations and to bring leaders together. United Way Worldwide is eager to work with national partners interested in working with us to make connections in the participating communities where appropriate.  Working with our partners is a key step in moving from engaging and aligning the community around an issue to building coalitions, developing strategies and taking action.  If you are interested in learning more about how you can become a partner with United Way Worldwide or one of our local United Ways, please send an email with details to:

communityconversationpartner@unitedway.org and we will make the appropriate connection. 

 

City

State

United Way

Decatur

AL

United Way of Morgan County

Phoenix

AZ

Valley of the Sun United Way

Flagstaff

AZ

United Way of Northern Arizona

Los Angeles

CA

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

San Diego

CA

United Way of San Diego County

San Francisco

CA

United Way of the Bay Area

Tulare

CA

United Way of Tulare County

Denver

CO

Mile High United Way

Washington

DC

United Way of the National Capital Area

Wilmington

DE

United Way of Delaware

Boynton Beach

FL

United Way of Palm Beach

Jacksonville

FL

United Way of Northeast Florida

Miami

FL

United Way of Miami-Dade

Orlando

FL

Heart of Florida United Way

Chicago

IL

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Anderson

IN

United Way of Madison County

New Orleans

LA

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Boston

MA

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Baltimore

MD

United Way of Central Maryland

Detroit

MI

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Gaylord

MI

Ostego County United Way

Marshall

MN

United Way Southwest Minnesota

Kanas City

MO

United Way of Greater Kansas City

Milltown

NJ

United Way of Central Jersey

Asheville

NC

United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County

Sanford

NC

United Way of Lee County

Las Vegas

NV

United Way of Southern Nevada

New York City

NY

United Way of New York City

Utica

NY

United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area

Columbus

OH

United Way of Central Ohio

Toledo

OH

United Way of Greater Toledo

Portland

OR

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Philadelphia

PA

United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Memphis

TN

United Way of the Mid-South

Nashville

TN

United Way Metropolitan Nashville

Houston

TX

United Way of Greater Houston

Richmond

VA

United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg

Seattle

WA

United Way of King County

Tacoma

WA

United Way of Pierce County

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