Stories matter. They help make our mission more memorable. But we’re all so busy, we rarely have time to go get them. But when we’re out and about in Asheville and Buncombe County and mention where we work, people often tell us a story about how the UWABC helped them or someone they know. Every time this happens, please hand the person your business card and say, “That’s a great story. Would you mind emailing me that story?” If everyone does this, then the stories will start coming to us. Please fill out this webform with those stories.
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Stories matter. They help make our mission more memorable and show our supporters how their donors help real people. But we’re all so busy, we rarely have time to go get them. But when we’re out in the world and mention where we work, people often tell us a story about how the organization helped them or someone they know. EVERY TIME this happens, please hand the person your business card and say, “That’s a great story. Would you mind emailing me that story?” If everyone does this, then the stories will start coming to us.
Women for Women and Senator Terry and Mr. Ted Van Duyn are pleased to bring the film,The Long Night, to Asheville. No community is immune from human trafficking, including Western North Carolina. The Long Night offers a glimpse into the increasing crisis of the sex trafficking of minors. The film explains what the factors are that contribute to human trafficking and highlights the stories of several families whose lives have been forever changed by domestic minor sex trafficking.
WLOS — BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. -- A band playing music with a message visited one Buncombe County School recently.
Owen Middle Schoolers "rocked out" to a financial literacy rock concert.
Lindsay Stalowy is entering her second year as a volunteer at Enka Middle School. Here's what she said about the experience:
"Volunteering as a Mentor at Enka Middle School has been delightfully rewarding for me," said Stalowy. "I meet with my mentee just once a week but the lives of these children can change dramatically in such short periods of time. She has opened my eyes to the struggles that young girls experience in our community."
On Tuesday evening, October 4th, members of the Women United gathered together for an Evening in the Garden at the Bunn House, a boutique hotel in downtown Asheville.
Enka Intermediate School is starting a new program called In-School Clubs.
Often, clubs are only available to students who have the money for club fees and the possibility of regular after-school transportation. Enka Intermediate wanted to make it possible for ALL students to participate in some sort of extracurricular activity.
Clubs meet from 10:15 - 11:15 AM every early release day, which occur about once per month. Clubs are lead by teachers, community volunteers and other school staff and are completely free for every student.