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In partnership with Asheville Middle School (AMS), United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County (UWABC) seeks a local community organization to coordinate a Parent Leadership Program at Asheville Middle School. The program will be piloted in the spring of 2017 with plans to continue long-term.

The Parent Leadership Program is an evidenced-based and equity-focused initiative designed to build and encourage strong school and parent/family partnerships. The program will engage and support parents from low-income communities and neighborhoods who have often felt disengaged and/or disconnected from their school community. Other hallmarks of the program include:

  • Improved parent-teacher relationships
  • Increased number and diversity of adult role-models/caring adults in the school
  • Increased volunteer support for teachers at AMS
  • Increased parent voice and leadership on AMS teams and committees
  • Improved school-community relationships and support

Please view the RFP for further information, eligibility and guidance on how to apply.

Proposals are due by 5pm on November 14, 2017

United Way will host two information sessions for interested applicants to learn more about this opportunity and ask questions. Both sessions are located at Asheville Middle School, 211 S. French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC. Light refreshments will be served.

  • October 30th from 5:30-6:30p
  • October 31st from 12-1p

Please register for an upcoming information session. If you are unable to attend an information session but would like more information, please contact:

Deborah Calhoun at or Shari Smith at





Welcome to United Way’s webpage for Funded Community Partners. This page contains key information and links that will help you update us on the work you do that effectively addresses critical health and human services needs in Buncombe County. Thank you for the important work you do to create a stronger community for us all to live, work and raise our families.

Key Information for Partners


Grant Lifecycle Management (GLM)

  • You will need to log in with the email and password you used when submitting the application. If you have trouble with your email/password or if you would like for an account to be created for an additional staff person at your organziation, please contact Zack Goldman.
  • For best results, use of Google Chrome is recommended (but not required) by the creators of this software.
  • Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about use of this software. [Note that some of the questions listed here are not applicable for 17-18.]
  • Click HERE to log in to GLM.


If you have any questions, please contact us and we'll be happy to help:

Zack GoldmanCommunity Investment Manager 

Deborah Calhoun, Director of Community Partnerships