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Thank You to Our Focus Area Volunteers!

The work that this incredible group of volunteers do can not be overstated.  Together they read and review funding applications from x programs and they must critically analyze the merit of the applications, the community needs and funding priorities of United Way and then they must weigh all of this against the available monies we have to invest.  It is a tough job and they take it seriously.

 

Thank you to the following volunteers:

Launched: Women's Leadership Council

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.
 

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Middle School - It Happens to Everyone

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.
 

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Women's Leadership Council - Launch Party Announced

 

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. 

We Can't All Get Jobs in a Pie Factory

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. 

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Community Schools Part 3: Emma Elementary and Johnston Elementary

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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The NC 2-1-1 Public Service Announcement

NC 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral line.  We are available by phone and online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can serve any language.

 

How can we help? We can connect you to more than 18,000 services throughout North Carolina including: Food, Housing & Utilities, Child Care & Education Services, Financial Education, Credit Counseling, Health Care, Job Training Counseling/Support Groups, Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Senior Services, Volunteer Opportunities, Disaster Services and more.

 

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