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Are you looking to for a volunteer opportunity that will make a tremendous difference not only in 2015, but for years to come? Enka Middle Community School needs Student Success Mentors. At Enka Middle School, the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) team identifies students with behavioral issues and provides them with additional means of support. The PBIS team at Enka is currently expanding the support they provide to students and... Read More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Samantha Little is a Personnel Technician at Buncombe County Health and Human Services. She also serves on the Chair of Highlands Circle's Executive Committee. Highlands Circle is a group of young professionals making an impact in Asheville and Buncombe County. We get to know her in this month's HC Spotlight. What is the last movie you watched? The Other Woman. What is the last song you listened to? "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team. I was... Read More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Perhaps you think the over 6,000+ calls NC 2-1-1 received this year for housing expense assistance all received the same list of resources. Actually, every caller we speak to receives referrals customized to their needs and experiences. Housing, like most basic needs in WNC, can be complicated so NC 2-1-1 referral specialists are rigorously trained so we can simplify the process for accessing basic needs for our callers. Referrals specialists... Read More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
< CONTINUED FROM PART 1 5. Lessons Learned by United Way Fathers There are studies about the importance of parents' impact on the well-being of their children. Cognitive ability, educational achievement, psychological well-being and social behavior are all affected during kids' formative years. But what impact do children have on their parents? On Father's Day, a few of the fathers at United Way reflected on what they've gotten out of... Read More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
It's been quite a year! As the end of 2014 gets ever closer, we'd like to take a look at the blog posts you visited the most this year. From celebrating milestones to personal insights to issues that affect middle school students, the topics listed show there are many ways to go about making Asheville and Buncombe County an even greater community for everyone who lives here. You can even re-experience staff members dumping buckets of cold water... Read More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
by David Presley Over the years, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe has seen some amazing volunteers come through our doors. Hands On is the volunteer center of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. Clare Cook and Samantha Little are just two volunteers who have given back to the community in extraordinary ways. Clare Cook Clare Cook found Hands On through a past employer when her office volunteered on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. She found the... Read More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Kay Manley was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She has been an educator for most of her career, working with preschoolers to adults, and retired from A-B Tech after 20 years of service. She sees herself as a life-long learner and currently takes classes in Spanish, genealogy and photography. She loves to travel both in the United States and internationally and particularly enjoys visiting family in Florida and throughout the southeast. Kay... Read More
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
< CONTINUED FROM PART 1 6. GradNation Summit Announcment Leaders from the education and nonprofit sectors, as well as those from the community as a whole, joined us on November 14 for an announcement breakfast. Our goal is to use the power of the Summit to leverage greater awareness and support for the high quality work already underway to support middle school students, families, schools, and neighborhoods and ultimately improve graduation... Read More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time flies for those who LIVE UNITED! As we approach the end of 2014, we'd like to take a look back at the ways you give, advocate and volunteer. Your relationship with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County doesn't end with a donation or a day of service. Often, that's just the beginning. So you feel confident in your investments of time, talent and treasure, we strive to stay in touch throughout the year through newsletters, blog posts... Read More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Ben Greenberg is an Associate at Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Highlands Circle, a network of passionate young professionals looking to change the odds for families and Buncombe County communities through positive, lasting change. We get to know him a little better in this month's HC Spotlight. What is the last movie you watched? How to Die in Oregon, a documentary on the Death with... Read More
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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