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Middle School Success

How did we land on Middle School Success as our focused initiative? Starting in February of 2010, a task force of community leaders met to review issues facing our community in the areas of Education, Income and Health. 

Because successful completion of high school is a determinant of well-being in all three areas of Education, Income and Health, and because Middle School years are pivotal to high school graduation, the task force recommended that the work of the United Way Focused Initiative:

Southern Institute arrives in Asheville

June 1-3 United Way representatives from all over the southeast and beyond will join together in Asheville to share best practices and learn from the best thinkers out there.  We are very excited that folks from all over will experience our wonderful community so if you see them out and about give them a big hello!


We are also proud because three of our staff members will be presenting at the conference:

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United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
50 South French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

phone: 828-255-0696
fax: 828-255-8004


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United Way Annual Meeting Held April 27

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County held it's Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 27 at the Holiday Inn Biltmore West.

The event was a reflection of United Way's work during 2010, connecting the dots between the needs in our community and our ability to do something about them through our investments in Education, Income and Health; between our strategies of Giving, Advocating and Volunteering and the power of collection action; between the success of our neighbors in need and our own success.

2-1-1 of WNC Celebrates 10th Anniversary

We are happy to announce that this year 2-1-1 of WNC celebrates 10 years in the 2-1-1 call system.  While United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County had provided community information and referral services through First Call For Help since the 1970’s,  it wasn’t until the switch to the 2-1-1 call system that this critical service became firmly established in our community.


Adoption of the 2-1-1 call system allowed: