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December 03, 2013

Help Students Succeed with eMentoring on #GivingTuesday

[Alexandria, VA] [December 3] – As part of the second annual #GivingTuesday, United Way TEAM NFL and In2Books are joining forces to help kids improve their reading skills.  Read More »

December 03, 2013

Give a Gift That Gives Back This Holiday Season

Alexandria, VA [November 25, 2013] — United Way Worldwide and its partners are offering alternative holiday gift ideas and other great ways to give back this holiday season to help improve lives and make communities stronger all year long.  Read More »

November 19, 2013

Heart of Illinois United Way Supporting Tornado Relief

The tornadoes that went through central Illinois this weekend have left many families and individuals wondering where they can go for help and other residents wondering how they can help those in need. The Heart of Illinois United Way's Tornado Relief Fund and the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 call center are ready to help. Read More »

November 15, 2013

United Way Worldwide Supports Philippines Reconstruction Effort

[Alexandria, VA] – Take action to support the communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines by visiting Read More »

October 14, 2013

Stacey D. Stewart: We must step up to keep our kids from dropping out

At least 5 million students miss more than 10% of school every year. When attendance drops, there is a ripple effect that sweeps all the way through a child’s academic career, until the day the child drops out of high school.  Read More »

October 11, 2013

AFL-CIO, United Way, U.S. Chamber send joint letter on government shutdown, threat of default on U.S. debt

The AFL-CIO, United Way Worldwide and U.S. Chamber of Commerce today sent a joint letter to leaders in Washington urging them to end the government shutdown and threat of a default on U.S. debt. Read More »

October 11, 2013

United Way Leaders Take to Capitol Hill in Effort to Reopen Government and Support Communities in Need

[Alexandria, Va. October 11, 2013] – On Wednesday, representatives from United Ways across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of our nation’s most vulnerable children and families. Fifty state and local United Ways met with their congressional delegations to relay their message that leaders in Washington must reopen the government and invest in programs that support communities in need.  Read More »

September 27, 2013

United Way Launches Early Childhood Development Initiative in Shanghai

September 27, 2013 (Shanghai, CHINA) – Today, United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit, announced a partnership with Shanghai Charity Foundation to create an early learning program to improve school conditions for migrant children in Shanghai. The official launch ceremony in Shanghai commemorated this momentous milestone of U.S.-China philanthropic relations. Read More »

September 26, 2013


INDIANAPOLIS - September 19, 2013 - An Indianapolis mother, child and United Way early learning professional will be one of the featured segments nationally in American Graduate Day 2013, a public television broadcast Saturday, September 28, airing on WFYI FM 90.1 or TV 20, 11:00 am to 12 am (CT). Angi Parks and her 5-year-old daughter, Margaret Piñero, will travel to New York City for an interview on WNET New York Public Media. Their interview will be a direct feed to all participating stations as part of the second annual full-day, multi-platform event focusing on solutions to the nation's high school dropout crisis. Read More »

September 25, 2013

Target, United Way and Strive Announce Education Partnership

Today, at Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Strive, United Way and Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced a partnership to tackle America’s education challenges. The collaboration will build on the successful Strive framework for building civic infrastructure, the community strength of United Way, and Target’s commitment to education, to help more children graduate from high school and college. Read More »

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