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Your Investment's Impact: Education

Did you know that nationally 1,200,000, or 1 in 3, teens drop out of high school every year?

By the time Amanda called 2-1-1 of WNC, she was at her wits’ end. She had done all she could to encourage her 12-year-old son, Jackson, as he struggled with school and his new environment now that she was divorced from his dad. However, Jackson needed more help than Amanda could provide. He tried to overcome a reading disorder, dyslexia, and had become a B student at the beginning of middle school, but his gains were being erased by his bad behavior, and he now disliked school.

Hands On's web site is Undergoing a Transformation!

We’re excited to announce that on November 5th, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe
will launch a new and improved website with lots of exciting features including a
powerful search tool that will make it even easier to find just the right volunteer
opportunity for you!

To accommodate this transition, will be inaccessible
between November 2nd- 4th. The new and improved will be
up and running on November 5th.

In Real Life

United Way's Middle School Success Initiative supports a number of efforts that improve and increase opportunities for middle school youth.  In Real Life (IRL) at Asheville Middle School is one of those partnerships.


Here's a video that shows just how exciting things are over there!


Announcing the 2-1-1 iPhone App!

We've been connecting people with community resources for years.  It started back in the 70's with Information and Referral which later became First Call for Help.  Ten years ago, we got the 3-digit number you know us by today.  Eight years ago, we published our searchable database on the World Wide Web.  Three years ago, 2-1-1 was made available on cell phones. This is another one of those moments in history when we're taking it to the next level...  Announcing the NC2-1-1 iPhone App!