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2-1-1 and Hurricane Matthew

Wouldn't it be great if there was one place to call when you needed help? United Way thinks so. That’s why we run the NC 2-1-1 Asheville Call Center. When you need help or information for yourself, your family or someone you know all you need to do is dial 2-1-1 or visit NC211.org to get connected. Dial 2-1-1, it’s FREE, 24/7, and available in all languages.

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Who Got You Through?

Did you know that in Asheville and Buncombe County, children who live in poverty graduate from high school at a rate of 78% while their classmates graduate at a rate of more than 95%?  While every student faces challenges, those who live in poverty must navigate significantly more obstacles in order to make it to graduation. And graduation is critical; every student that doesn’t faces a life filled with greater obstacles - impacting their long-term health and income and often determining whether or not they live in poverty the rest of their life.

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UWABC Hosts Special Gathering of the Asheville Buncombe Middle Grades Network

The Asheville Buncombe Middle Grades Network brings together Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools and community partners around a shared vision of creating success ready 9th graders and improving graduation rates, using a collective impact approach.

This week, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Middle School Success Initiative hosted a two day conference with members of the Middle Grades Network.

UWABC Hosts Special Gathering of the Asheville Buncombe Middle Grades Network

The Asheville Buncombe Middle Grades Network brings together Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools and community partners around a shared vision of creating success ready 9th graders and improving graduation rates, using a collective impact approach.

This week, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Middle School Success Initiative hosted a two day conference with members of the Middle Grades Network.

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Volunteer Opportunity: We need your help with Homework Diners

Homework Diners will be up and running at Enka Middle beginning November 15th.

These weekly family engagement events allow students and families to receive homework support and a healthy meal (for free).

We plan to be serving 75 people each time and hope that it catches on quick and grows! In order to do this, we'll need the help of great volunteers like you. There are a couple of different volunteer positions available:

WIN a car from Paramount Kia of Asheville!

For the fourth year in a row, we had a pretty big incentive for donors. Paramount Kia of Asheville donated a new Kia Soul and someone is going to WIN it! Anyone who makes a contribution of $250 or more by January 30 is eligible to become a finalist. 10 semi-finalists will be randomly selected and the winner will be choosen in late February/early March in an event at Paramount Kia of Ashevillle. 

Thank you to Paramount Kia of Ashevillle for providing this incredible incentive. Please keep them in mind when you get the urge to update your ride.

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