Nine teams took to the stage at the Salvage Station last night to strut their stuff and bring a ton of energy to the start of our annual fundraising campaign.
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As part of Coordinators Appreciation Week (#CoordinatorsRock), we are highlighting our amazing Resource Coordinators who serve at four area middle schools: Asheville, Enka, Erwin and Owen. It is the job of each Resource Coordinator to foster and organize strong, impactful partnerships and ensure we are responding to the unique needs of their school and community.
United Way's Middle School Success Initiative is working to build a strong network of partners that are committed to successful students, strong families, and engaged communities.
One of our efforts is our Who Got You Through (WGYT) campaign. Through WGYT, we promote volunteer opportunties (mentoring/tutoring, in-school/after-school, one-on-one/group experiences), that support students.
The images from Houston, and the other communities that were in the path of Hurricane Harvey, are both heartbreaking and uplifting. The devastation is beyond comprehension and they, like many communities across our nation, will soon head into a multi-year grieving and recovery process.
- 8am - 10am Experience the Middle Grades Network in Action
YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market Street
If you have been on any of our social media pages lately you've seen a lot of buzz about our annual school supply drive. This event is a fun and rewarding project that aims to send 2,000 students back to school with full stocked backbacks this year alone. This event benefits students who will have the tools they need to succeed and provides financial respite to families and even their teachers.
From our advocacy partners at The Success Equation:
You know that when our children have a safe place to call home it supports their health and educational success. Last November, an overwhelming majority of Asheville voters joined us in passing the Housing Bond to provide significant funding to increase a variety of housing options for families and individuals.
Will you help shape the future of housing affordability in Asheville by attending a public input meeting on the bond?
You could walk away from Kickoff with a glorious trophy and massive bragging rights - if you participate in the Lip Sync Contest!
But first, you've got to read the rules, assemble your team, and be one of the first ten teams to submit your form before Sept 1 (5pm). This deadline is serious. We've already had teams scratching at our door, wanting to join in the fun so don't delay - this is a first come first served signup sheet.
As we all know, Healthcare is being debated on the national level. In partnership with United Way Worldwide, we are outlining our position and providing our supporters some possible talking points when calling their representatives.