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by Dr. Kellett Letson Safety Initiative for Women and Children At United Way we give, we advocate, and we volunteer. We believe that it takes all three of these actions to create lasting change. Last... Read More
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 3:17pm
Funny how school lunches play out in different settings. Not so funny if you are the child who is denied a meal. Here are three ways schools have approached feeding children: A cafeteria worker at an... Read More
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 2:24pm
An Exercise in Difficulties at Many Levels Another snow day for schools means scrambling on all sides. As a parent, I would be so frustrated because I still had to get to work and now I had to... Read More
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:08am
Do yourself a favor. Take a minute and read this article by Will Harlan, editor of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Thank you Will, for such a thoughtful piece of writing but more importantly for your... Read More
Friday, December 27, 2013 - 9:53am
How do you decide which came first; the chicken or the egg? I’ve had multiple opportunities to debate with people in Buncombe County about which is more important to a successful life; one’s... Read More
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 4:37pm
Imagine a very long line of infants and toddlers standing outside, waiting to get into a building. 980 children in fact. Imagine that adults in communities across the state looked at those lines... Read More
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 3:45pm
It’s not a new topic, but we certainly seem to rehash it every year or so. With quality early childhood education, children will be school ready; have higher graduation rates and grow into productive... Read More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:52am
United Way invests community funds in Education, Income and Health. Considered the building blocks for a good life, these three areas are addressed by different nonprofit and public programs that... Read More
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 11:15am
With a high rate of working parents in Buncombe County, it would seem important to have a sound approach to finding good after-school care for our children. But how does that usually work? A... Read More
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:48am
In a conversation with community volunteers about United Way’s focus on education, we heard the following comments: “Kids aren’t my best group to work with”, “There is a reason I’m not a teacher” and... Read More
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:12am