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CLICK HERE TO HELP US EXPAND THIS PROGRAM TO THE OWEN DISTRICT IN THE FALL.Originally featured in the Asheville Citizen Times.  Article by Katie Wadington, Citizen-Times’ news director;Any parent can appreciate an event or outing that fulfills a couple of needs at once. Two birds, one stone.A worthwhile example: Homework Diner.It’s a program of United Way of...
Posted at: Monday, May 15, 2017
We just learned that one of our great community partners, Johnson Price Sprinkle PA (JPS), just won a pretty incredible recognition. Here's what was in their recent newsletter:Johnson Price Sprinkle PA (JPS) is honored to be named one of 2017 Best Employers in North Carolina. Only eighteen small to medium sized companies (15-249 U.S. employees) were chosen based on workplace policies,...
Posted at: Friday, May 12, 2017
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is a co-founder and ongoing supporter of WNC Nonprofit Pathways. This organization is dedicated to the ongoing support and cultivation of the nonprofit sector in our region. Last week, Cindy McMahon, senior consultant for the group, shared some thoughts on the state of nonprofits in the current times and some lessons for us all to consider. ...
Posted at: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Originally featured in the Black Mountain News.This fall, Owen Middle School could be a hub for services that go far beyond educating its students.United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is planning to make Owen Middle the fourth middle school in the area to have a community resource coordinator who will connect families of students at risk of failing to services that help the students work...
Posted at: Thursday, May 04, 2017
Originally featured in the Mountain Xpress.Homework isn’t something students or their parents necessarily look forward to tackling in those precious after-school hours of freedom — especially when there’s also dinner to worry about. But the new Homework Diner initiative spearheaded by the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County offers help with schoolwork while feeding...
Posted at: Thursday, May 04, 2017
We are thrilled to share that Parsec Financial has awarded our organization their Parsec Prize. Here is the press release they've issued: Asheville, N.C. – Parsec Financial, a fee-only wealth management firm, announced today the fifth and final recipient for the annual Parsec Prize.  United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County has been awarded a 2017 Parsec Prize of $25,000...
Posted at: Wednesday, May 03, 2017
The Hero Effect is an uplifting docu-series that brings to life the stories of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their communities. Shot on location in ten different communities across the country, each episode brings audiences real-life stories that show the impact one person can make.The Hero Effect’s episode #7, which will air Saturday, May 13, 2017 10 A.M...
Posted at: Tuesday, May 02, 2017
As a part of National Volunteer Week*, Governor Roy Cooper visited Enka Middle School to check out Homework Diners.Check out this video from the Governor's Facebook shoutout: WLOS News 13 also came to see out action. Click here to see the slideshow from the Asheville Citizen TimesENKA, N.C. (WLOS) — Gov. Roy Cooper visited students and parents at Enka Middle School on Tuesday...
Posted at: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County hosted their Days of Impact initiative on Wednesday. Mission Health employees are among those volunteering within the community. They are working to improve a cross country trail at Enka Middle School.Organizers said projects like these are happening at schools and non-profits across Buncombe County."United Way...
Posted at: Thursday, April 06, 2017
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County was one, in a group of organizations, that helped facilitate Students @Work Week, a program for Asheville and Buncombe County middle school students. “The goal is for North Carolina businesses to help middle school students connect the opportunities that exist in the workplace to the educational opportunities in their daily school experience...
Posted at: Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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