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April 03, 2015

Statement from United Way Worldwide

United Way Worldwide’s mission is to advance the common good for all people through our work in education, income stability and health. Fundamental to this mission is our commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion for everyone. We seek to promote these core values as an employer and in the communities in which we work. United Way Worldwide opposes discrimination of any form as evident in our Diversity and Inclusion Statement of Principle. Read More »

March 25, 2015

United Way Alternative Spring Break Group Brings Social Impact to Washington, D.C. and Campuses Around the Country

Alexandria, Va. (March 25, 2015) - United Way Worldwide recently partnered with Kimberly-Clark's U by Kotex® Brand to host an Alternative Spring Break program in Washington, D.C. for 25 young women leaders from college campuses across the country. Last week, the group volunteered at sites throughout the city and met with White House staffers, as well as members of Congress to advocate for programs supporting women and girls, including human trafficking, income supports and Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) education. Read More »

March 19, 2015

United Way Calls on Congress to Come to a Bipartisan Solution on Human Trafficking

United Way Worldwide CEO Brian A. Gallagher sent a letter to leaders in Washington urging them to reach a bipartisan compromise on human trafficking legislation. The political gridlock in Washington is putting at risk critical investments for victims of trafficking both in the U.S. and abroad. Read More »

March 19, 2015

Wells Fargo’s Workplace Giving Program Earns United Way’s Top Honor

Company’s campaign ranked first for the sixth consecutive year San Francisco – March 19, 2015 –United Way Worldwide has recognized Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) for leading the largest workplace giving campaign in the U.S. in 2014, marking the sixth consecutive time Wells Fargo has earned the honor. During the company’s month-long Community Support and United Way giving campaign, Wells Fargo team members pledged $70.5 million, a 9 percent increase from 2013, and the 12th consecutive year-over-year increase.  Read More »

March 18, 2015

Deloitte and United Way brought students together to make a difference in Miami through Alternative Spring Break

As millennials across the United States face an unemployment rate of more than 12 percent, a group of more than 40 students from universities around the country participated in “Maximum Impact: Deloitte’s Alternative Spring Break,” organized jointly by Deloitte, United Way of Miami-Dade and United Way Worldwide. The program provided an opportunity for students to make a positive impact in the Miami community while also working alongside Deloitte professionals to get an inside look at prospective careers in the professional services industry. Read More »

March 18, 2015

Lenovo teams up with United Way in Europe to support life skills and education for young and vulnerable people

Paris – March 17th, 2015 – Today, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announced a new corporate responsibility collaboration with United Way, the world’s largest privately-supported nonprofit organisation, to improve lives with technology. Lenovo will provide $100K of resources and computer equipment to a variety of education projects in France, Israel, Romania and UK. Together Lenovo and United Way will support children as well as young and vulnerable people develop the life skills that will help them succeed.

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February 25, 2015

United Way Builds Coalition Behind Sen. Corker’s End Modern Slavery Initiative Act

Charities, Religious Groups, and Advocacy Orgs to Push for
Historic Legislation to Human Trafficking

Alexandria, VA – Today, United Way Worldwide joins Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in an effort to combat modern day slavery. The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015, being introduced today, would authorize an historic increase in support for anti-human trafficking efforts. United Way is taking a leadership role to galvanize support from faith-based, nonprofit and advocacy groups to join the campaign.

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January 29, 2015

United Way Statement regarding National Youth Enrollment Day from Patrick McIntyre, Director of Health Policy, United Way Worldwide

“Thursday, January 29 is the National Youth Enrollment Day. United Ways across the country will conduct various outreach and enrollment events to help young adults understand their health insurance options and get covered with health insurance. From happy hours, to campus events, to open-mic slams, to bus stops, to social media blitzes, United Ways from Orlando to Anchorage and Jersey to Irvine have organized creative events to reach the most uninsured age group in the nation. United Way knows that families are more financially secure and children do better in school if everyone has access to quality and affordable health care. In year one of Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, 183 local United Ways, along with their partners, helped 2.5 million Americans with their health care options.” Read More »

January 20, 2015

Statement from Stacey D. Stewart, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide regarding 2015 State of the Union Address

“One point the President made that’s really important to United Way is the intersection between education and financial stability, especially for young people. The economy is getting stronger, but it’s also true that twice as many youth are unemployed than adults in the U.S., and even more for young men and women of color. Tonight, United Way is calling on President Obama to go further. As part of America’s strategy to sustain a strong economy and boost higher education, the President should champion investment in solutions that work to help employ youth, like evidence-based apprenticeships, internships, and work-study programs. Read More »

October 29, 2014

United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher and Chinese Philanthropist XU Yongguang (许永光) to Speak on Global Philanthropy Trend in China

Brian Gallagher and XU Yongguang (许永光) will conduct an East Meets West dialogue on global philanthropy and its implication to China’s development of its nonprofit sector at the 2014 United Way Philanthropy Forum. Read More »

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