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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
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