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Let’s Change 21,000 Lives

The 21 is a modern age evolution of the telethon, but instead of working to raise money, United Way is working to sign-up readers, tutors and mentors to help further education initiatives across the world. Watch it live on June 21st. This Friday, United Way Worldwide will partner with Google to host The 21 – a twenty-one hour live broadcast event via Google+ Hangouts on Air. This first of its kind event will feature athletes like the NFL’s Roberto Garza and Glover Quin, WNBA superstar Maya Moore, celebrities, entertainment, leaders in education and educational advocates like Angela Maiers, and everyday heroes who are making a difference in their communities through education. Part of United Way’s 6th Annual Day of Action initiative, The 21 will highlight the amazing work around the United Way network. United Ways around the world are participating in on-the-ground volunteer activities to advance education, income and health. Watch as we share their stories, and the stories of influencers and change-makers, throughout the day. Tune in to The 21 this Friday, starting at 3:00 AM ET, learn what it means to LIVE UNITED, and become a part of the United Way movement.

Watch Buffalo Bills Linebacker Arthur Moats

When finishing up his college degree, Arthur Moats interned at United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. Come hangout with Arthur and the United Way team in Buffalo at 8:00 AM ET to hear about his intern experience, learn more about what makes him tick, and get inspired to make a difference in your community.

Watch Principal Salome Thomas-EL at 8AM ET

In his 20 years as an educator, Principal Thomas-El has worked to transform the attitudes and strategies of school staff, parents and members of the community to help hundreds of troubled children graduate and go on to earn higher degrees. Hangout and hear his story at 8 AM ET.

Top 25 #SpringFix Tweets

United Way partnered with MTV and mtvU, the network’s 24-hour college channel, to host “Spring Fix,” an Alternative Spring Break, in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Fifty college students from across the United States traveled to New York and New Jersey to help rebuild communities devastated by the storm. “Spring Fix” kicked-off on Sunday, March 17 and culminated on Saturday, March 23 with a special concert at Six Flags Great Adventure. The week of service generated over 2,500 tweets before the on-air specials even started running. Read on to see the top 25 #SpringFix tweets.

Top 15 #UnitedWayASB Tweets

It's hard to explain the life-changing nature of United Way Alternative Spring Break. It's easier for you to read what our volunteers experienced in their own words.

5 Reasons Why You HAVE to Attend ASB This Year

Since 2005, hundreds of college students have participated in United Way Alternative Spring Break. This March, you'll have the chance to be a part of something that greater than yourself. Read on to learn why you need to be at ASB this year.


Today’s BIG THANKS goes out to the millions of people who open not only their checkbooks but also their hearts and their calendars – giving, advocating AND volunteering to build thriving communities where opportunity is the norm, not the exception.


Eric is a pretty busy guy. He's a college sophomore with a rigorous course load. He hosts his own radio show and is the Music Director for the station. Still, as President of the first Student United Way in New Jersey, Eric finds time to give back—improving the quality of life for kids in Paterson, NJ. Read on to learn why Eric lives united in his own words.

2012 Student United Way Leadership Retreat Wrap-Up

From September 14 - 16, the Mary M. Gates Learning Center was filled with student leaders, United Way professionals and university staff interested in strengthening Student United Way in their local communities and around the globe. Read more about this high energy weekend filled with professional networking, socializing, big ideas and real world training.