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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
During a period of 24 months, United Way visited 42 different groups of Buncombe County residents and asked 326 people about their dreams for a good community.  We asked them what kind of community... Read More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 11:34am
As technology advances continue to evolve, there are amazing new opportunities to teach and to learn in very different ways: Ways that could evolutionize the classroom. You fail a course you need: ... Read More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 10:46am
One of the first pieces of public education to come to the chopping block is teacher assistants.  Perhaps they seem like fluff to legislators and politicians? Maybe our elected officials see this... Read More
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 2:23pm
Vouchers, independent school districts, charter schools, magnet schools….are they all signs of our country’s abandonment of public education? Or a commitment to improve the education of our children... Read More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 1:33pm
Every August I hear parents say “I will be so ready for school to start up!”  After weeks of trying to occupy, entertain, and monitor their children, they often relish the chance to get back into a... Read More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 9:36am
On May 7th over 60 women gathered to learn about and sign up to join the Women’s Leadership Council. This "WLC" is now part of a powerful network of caring women – more than 50,000 members in 130... Read More
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 5:19pm
Today launches the third Middle School Success public awareness campaign by United Way.  Why raise awareness of middle school? Have you even been in middle school or junior high school?  Do you... Read More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 2:19pm