Rockin' The Docs... ooh, this one looks like fun! Thank you to our friends at Mission Health who are hosting this fundraiser for our work to improve our community in the areas of Education, Income and Health. Music, food, magic, karaoke, silent auctions... fun for the whole family and bonus, Rockin' The Docs is being held at the awesome space that Highland Brewing Company provides. Check out the details
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United Way invests community funds in Education, Income and Health. Considered the building blocks for a good life, these three areas are addressed by different nonprofit and public programs that propose to improve the lives of their clients in very specific ways and to measure how successful they are. After experts in these areas recommend to the United Way board which programs should receive funds, the board votes, contracts are signed and the programs begin their work. At the end of 12 months, each program submits a final report of their clients’ results.
Early voting began Thursday, October 17; Election Day is November 5. To help you be an informed voter, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County has co-sponsored the 2013 Candidate Survey and Voter Guide for Asheville and Black Mountain municipal elections. It is available as an insert from October 16 to 22 in the Mountain Xpress and online at votebuncombe.org. Read responses from candidates on important issues, find early voting locations, and get all the info on how to register and vote.
The Western North Carolina AIDS Project is thrilled to announce the 2013 Positive Prevention 5K/12K. The Positive Prevention 5K/12K presented by Merrill Lynch/ Bank of America will take place on November 3rd, 2013. Both races will be run on closed roads within scenic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. The event is also sponsored by Earthfare, Walgreens, Clif Bar, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. See www.wncap.org for registration information.
The North Carolina General Assembly introduces and passes several bills each year that impact the quality of life in Western North Carolina. A new tool, the nonpartisan website WNC Vote Tracker, provides information about important legislation in six categories: economic security; education; environment; health & safety; government and democracy; and women’s issues.
With a high rate of working parents in Buncombe County, it would seem important to have a sound approach to finding good after-school care for our children. But how does that usually work?
Our friends at Child Abuse Prevention Services asked that we share some information about "Stalking the Bogeyman" SEPTEMBER 18 - OCTOBER 13, 2013. The play is based on the true story of David Holthouse, a journalist who stalked the man who abused him as a boy. The question he has to decide is: what is the cost of revenge?
We want to make sure that every middle school kid who attends an out of school time program has a quality experience. That's where Positive Youth Development come in. Participants in this course learned and committed to training and carrying out the five principles of Positive Youth Development:
In a conversation with community volunteers about United Way’s focus on education, we heard the following comments: “Kids aren’t my best group to work with”, “There is a reason I’m not a teacher” and “School years weren’t my happiest – what else can I do”. Realizing at the same time that school volunteer programs don’t always align with people’s availability, we figured that we could suggest ways to support education of children outside of the classroom.