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United Way is excited to begin a new blog dedicated to discussing Education topics. Check back soon and join the conversation! Read More
Volunteers are the backbone of a national movement to provide free tax filing and access to Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income working Americans. Through EITC, families making below $40,000 annually can receive up to $5,028 when they file their tax returns. EITC may increase a family's income as much 40% and bring millions of federal dollars to under sourced communities. Volunteers play a major role in every step of the process.... Read More
GMC, the official vehicle of the National Football League (NFL) has generously donated 70 Super Bowl XLV tickets to help United Way bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and wellness.   Through January 9, 35 Super Bowl packages—two game tickets, a four night stay at an NFL-sanctioned hotel, a private meet-and-greet with former NFL players including two-time Super Bowl champion Deion Sanders, and more—will be auctioned at www.... Read More
Education & Assistance Corporation (EAC) and United Way of Long Island, in cooperation with the Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS), graduated their first of three classes of students who participated in the Green Jobs Corps. on March 26. The program was established in December after the state awarded a $600,000 grant to Suffolk County. The Green Job Corps. provides education and training to DSS recipients seeking employment... Read More
Among 30 developed countries, the United Sates ranks a dismal 25th in Math and 21st in Science. In fact America ranks 20th in graduation rates. The problem does not end there. When a child doesn’t finish high school, they earn significantly less and are eight times more likely to end up in prison. Waiting for “Superman” a new documentary from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim seeks to raise the national dialogue around the nation’s... Read More

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