Everyone should be able to see a doctor when they need to. But for many Americans this is not possible because they do not have healthcare coverage.
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"Who in this room was the class clown?"
"Who are stepparents?"
"How many of you love to dance?"
Last month we loaded up the flip charts and headed over to Montreat for our annual staff retreat. It was a great day, full of reflection on the work we accomplished in the year past, visioning for the coming year and a healthy dose of self-care to prepare us for the work ahead.
Each month at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, we highlight and interview one of our incredible staff members. This month we are interviewing Lisa Ross, our Donor Analytics & Administration Manager.
Why are you in nonprofit work? Lisa works in nonprofit because it is a tangible way for her to live her beliefs of being there for your neighbors and community.
College Week will be held at Erwin Middle School in February
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.
Last fall, Amy Arias, a student at Erwin High School, and Josue Lomeli-Garcia, a student at Asheville High School, worked at Erwin Middle School through United Way of Buncombe County's Middle School Success Initiative, as part of their senior project.
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is dedicated to the financial stability, health and education of every person in our community. While there are many things that we can do locally to improve opportunities for our neighbors, others must happen on a statewide or national level. One of these important tools is the Affordable Care Act (ACA).