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On May 7th over 60 women gathered to learn about and sign up to join the Women’s Leadership Council. This "WLC" is now part of a powerful network of caring women – more than 50,000 members in 130 communities across the country – who are standing up and taking action. Here’s what is happening in Buncombe County.
Today launches the third Middle School Success public awareness campaign by United Way.
Why raise awareness of middle school?
Have you even been in middle school or junior high school? Do you remember the awkwardness and confusion of that time? Do you remember thinking that your parents, teachers or other adults just don’t get it? The public awareness campaign is intended to remind the adults in this community that we were there once ourselves and that we need to support and encourage youth in our community who are dealing with the middle school years.
Joining United Way Women's Leadership Council of Asheville and Buncombe County means being part of the most successful women’s philanthropic network of its kind today. Your passion- combined with the power of nearly 50,000 members in more than 130 communities who have raised $700 million in a decade- maximizes your capacity to get things done.
Learn more as we celebrate the launch of our Women's Leadership Council.
Some years ago I worked with high school dropouts to prep for their GED exams and find employment. The common joke among the participants was that they all wanted a job taste-testing in a pie factory, everything else looked hard and/or boring. We spent a significant amount of time helping them understand realities of the work world.
At my request, we have a guest blog from Allison Jordan, Executive Director of Children First/ Communities in Schools. “Communities in Schools” is a specific model within a Community School approach. Learn about the amazing work taking place in two local elementary schools:
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Women United is not only doing great things for our community, it is also a great networking and social group as well. If want to learn more - fill out this form and Elizabeth Allen will be in touch to talk to you about your interests.
If you'd rather, just give her a call: 828- 239-1048 or email Elizabeth directly.