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November 01, 2012

United Way Announces Regional Fund for Communities Hardest Hit by Sandy Throughout the Eastern Seaboard

New York, NY—United Way today announced the creation of the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund (#sandyfund). Contributions to the Fund will be used by local United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. Read More »

October 18, 2012

Leaders Agree: Out-of-School Time Opportunities Are Key to Student Success

Alexandria, VA (October 18, 2012) – Education and community leaders today gathered at United Way Worldwide to promote youth achievement through a focus on out-of-school activities. The summit created dialogue about the effect of out-of-school programs and how they can be used to foster more successful and high-achieving students.

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October 04, 2012

Red Cross, United Way, Other Charities Tell Candidates What They Want

By Paul Clolery, Vice President and Editorial Director of NPT Publishing Group via The Huffington Post - With the presidential election just weeks away and the two major candidates starting the debate cycle, 22 of the leading executives of the nonprofit sector have a message for both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. Read More »

September 25, 2012


Alexandria, Va. (September 25, 2012) – United Way Worldwide today announced the appointment of Stacey D. Stewart as U.S. President of United Way Worldwide – a newly created position that reflects the organization’s commitment to its U.S. network of more than 1,200 local members. Stewart’s appointment is effective October 15.  Read More »

August 01, 2012

Social Innovation Fund Awards Grants for Innovative Community Solutions

$42 Million in Grants to Leverage $105 Million in Private Funds to Grow High-Impact Nonprofits Read More »

July 02, 2012

National Civic League Announces 2012 All-America Cities

Denver, Colorado—The National Civic League named 14 communities All-America Cities today. The cities, counties and regions were recognized for their ambitious plans to ensure that more children are proficient readers by the end of third grade. Read More »

June 28, 2012

United Way Worldwide Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

United Way Worldwide believes every American should have access to quality, affordable health care. United Way also knows the importance of investing in community-based prevention to keep people healthy in the first place. With a 125-year history of working with business, government, and community partners, United Way works to identify community needs and improve the quality of life for all people. Our goal is to ensure that every American has the opportunity to live a good life, and we know access to coverage and prevention help build a better world for our kids, stronger families, a secure middle class, and our country’s competitiveness. Read More »

June 22, 2012

125 Years Of The United Way Movement And the Fifth Annual United Way Day of Action

Washington, DC (June 22, 2012) – Volunteers in seven countries yesterday participated in the fifth annual United Way Day of Action advancing education, income and health projects and creating opportunities for a better life in communities around the world. Partners and institutions celebrated 125 years of the United Way movement by generating public awareness and participating in volunteer activities, including education-related congressional advocacy, literacy awareness outreach and reading to children. Read More »

June 20, 2012

Fantasy Football: United Way Works With Team of NFL Volunteers To Recruit Readers, Tutors and Mentors

Washington, DC (June 20, 2012) – NFL players today joined United Way professionals and youth from around the country at the United Way Youth Empowerment Summit hosted at American University. The three-day event engages participants in identifying opportunities to improve the academic success of American students and create engagement opportunities for TEAM NFL members and their supporters to recruit readers, tutors and mentors. Read More »

May 14, 2012

United Way recognizes Deloitte for contributing skills-based volunteering and pro bono work to improve U.S. education

Deloitte given multiple top honors for community impact and volunteer engagement Read More »

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