Check out this video explaining what went into this year's event and also see the footage from this amazing community effort! More than 26 local businesses and 700 middle school youth participated.
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Every August I hear parents say “I will be so ready for school to start up!” After weeks of trying to occupy, entertain, and monitor their children, they often relish the chance to get back into a routine of six hours or so of kids at school.
The North Carolina General Assembly is in the process of creating the budget for the upcoming two years. Many of the proposals made could have a dramatic impact on nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. In some cases, these are our community partners funded through United Way’s Community Investment Fund.
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Board of Directors approved our 2013-2014 Investment Strategy, the result of a competitive grant process in which more than $2.45 million will be invested in 79 high-quality programs that align with the community-level results outlined in United Way’s Education, Income and Health strategies.
One of the most rewarding things that a Referral Specialist can discover is a resource that we were previously unaware of. These unexpected resources help assist callers and remind us how interconnected and supportive our community is.
We are all devestated seeing what has happened to our neighbors in the mid-west. Many want to help. The following message come to us from United Way of Central Oklahoma, who advises that monetary donations are the best way to assist the recovery efforts at this time.
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:
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.