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Recognizing National Service on the First-Ever Mayor’s Day

Service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges. United Way is pleased to partner with the Corporation for National and Community Service in the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Find out about the Mayor's Day and how you can help recognize the value of national service.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Kicks Off Summer Meals

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about how children will access healthy meals outside of the classroom. United Way is raising awareness about where families across the country can find free and nutritious meals for their children during the summer months. Help support increasing access to nutritious meals for young people during the summer months.

Celebrating National Middle Level Education Month

This month, United Way is working to ensure that middle grade success and transition to high school is a national priority. Join us in raising awareness about the importance of the middle grades. Learn how you can be a middle grade advocate.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 1

This Friday, educators and policymakers will be donning their Cat-in-the-Hat hats and reading to children in honor of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss' birthday. Help us leverage this literary celebration by sending an oped on early grade reading to your local newspapers.

Speak Out for Kids in the Federal Budget

In the coming weeks, Congress must make several critical budgetary decisions. Join us in speaking out about prioritizing children and youth in the budget. Send in your stories and budget priorities to the Senate Budget Committee's new MyBudget tool, an effort to engage members of the public in the federal budget process.

This Valentine’s Day, Support our Children and Youth

This Valentine's Day, our nation’s vulnerable children need your love and support. Unless Congress acts before March 1, an across-the-board spending cut to many programs supporting children and their families will go into effect. Join the “Show Kids the Love” campaign and send a Valentine’s e-card to your member of Congress today.

Top 6 Advocacy Accomplishments of the Past Year

As we set goals for the New Year, we want to take the time to appreciate and celebrate the successes of the past year. Thanks to your support, United Way is making a real impact on the issues we all care about: education, income and health. Check out some highlights of what United Way achieved in 2012. Join us in 2013.

We Need YOUth: Children’s Inaugural Address Video Project

This January, President Obama will deliver his inaugural address, setting the tone and the agenda for the coming term. More than one-third of the U.S. population is under age 24; that's a lot of ideas and perspectives that should not be ignored in Washington, DC. That's why with your help, several national organizations are creating a Children’s Inaugural Address video to give voice to young people’s priorities and ideas.