It seems strange on the heels of my blog about guns that I now want to talk about community schools. This may be a time when parents and school staff are thinking about locking out the community from our schools. But let’s talk about it…
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More than 200 people joined us for our annual Live United Celebration and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 29. Normally these are two separate meetings, held at different times of the year (November and April). We made the decision to combine the events to accomplish two goals:
If any of you are planning on joining us for the filming fun out at Taylor Ranch on Thursday, well we are still on! IF for some reason this little "weather event" shows up earlier or bigger than reported thus far, we'll reschedule for next week, but at this point all systems are go!
I doubt many of us made it through the holidays without thinking of the mass shooting in Newtown Connecticut.. Such a horrific event penetrates the armor of the most hardened of us. So as we figure out ways to move on, we face two options:
1. Let time diminish our feelings about it
2. Keep the tragedy alive enough to have a national discussion about it
Have you ever wanted to work with us at United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County? Well we have three opportunities lined up for you! We are hiring a new Leadership Giving Manager and two part-time 2-1-1 Referral Specialists. Learn more about both here.
We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate all the hard work and accomplishments of so many in our community this past year.
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On the morning of Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, more than 120 people representing nonprofit organizations, government, business, and other sectors from throughout WNC attended the 2012 Legislative Briefing at the AB Tech Enka campus. Allan Morse, United Way Advocacy Committee chair, moderated the program.
United Way of Western Connecticut Responds to the Tradgedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School
Earlier this year we hosted a half dozen community conversations that focused on disadvantaged youth and what gets in their way of having a chance at a good life. We defined disadvantaged youth as teens who had dropped out of high school and were unemployed. Many of those who joined the conversations were in their teens or twenties.