On June 11, 2017 Kate Pett and Brian Randall of the Asheville City Schools Foundation and In Real Life program, wrote an article for the Asheville Citizen-Times. In it, they share important information about the dramatic decrease in juvenile crime complaints in our community and the powerful impact that local programs are having on this story. Three parts of this story stand out:
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We are thrilled to share that Parsec Financial has awarded our organization their Parsec Prize. Here is the press release they've issued:
We are proud to announce that our newest community project, Homework Diners, will be supported through a People In Need Grant from The Community Foundation of WNC. Their investment will go a long way to ensure that we will be able to provide a free, fresh and healthy, weekly meal at three local middle schools in the coming year.
This year, during their annual fall fund drive, WCQS has a simple goal, no interruptions, and every gift matched! Western North Carolina’s public radio station is raising $200,000 by September 21st without interrupting programming and while they do it, they are raising awareness and money for our work here at United Way.
As you might know, we at United Way feel pretty fortunate to own this incredible building at 50 S. French Broad. Not only do we have space for our own work, we are also able to rent out office space to a number of great nonprofits, public services and a few small businesses.
Our Parking Lot
Our parking lot is used by the clients, staff and volunteers of these organizations.
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is pleased to announce being named as the recipient of a $50,000 grant through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities.
Seven awards of $50,000 were available to organizations working to assemble partners to develop volunteer leaders to work toward multiplying the number of volunteers needed to address significant local issues.
Have you gotten the news? Smart Start of Buncombe County is now Buncombe Partnership for Children. They have been investing in the First 2,000 Days of a child’s life for almost 20 years in Buncombe County and their mission and vision remain the same:
Education, Income and Health Grants
Organizations interested in pursuing funding through United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County are asked to read this Request For Proposals. This RFP outlines all of the key details that an organization must satisfy to be eligible for funding.
We've become a partner in The Success Equation. The effort, under the umbrella of Children First/CIS, unites community partners to reduce the incidence of poverty and its impact on children in Buncombe County through education, collaboration, and public policy, resulting in an environment where all children can thrive.
They say the only constant is change so, with that in mind, we want to make sure you know about some big staff changes here at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.