Community Update: 9/11/2020

In 2021, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County will celebrate its centennial anniversary. To prepare for this milestone, we've been hard at work, undergoing a rigorous planning process to create a new framework that addresses the root causes and consequences of poverty in our community. At the heart of this framework is our community school strategy.  

With school back in session, we're pivoting our vlog series to take a closer look at our community school strategy. Over the next few months, we'll take a deeper dive into this strategy — what it is, how it works, who the players are, and how it presents our community with the opportunity to address poverty and inequality. 

To guide us, we've recruited United Way's Senior Director of Community Schools and Network Development, Laura Elliot. 

In this week's vlog, Laura discusses the impact COVID-19 is having on students and teachers, and how the community school strategy is evolving to meet their needs. 


Help Us 

  • We're working to gather information about community education pods popping up throughout our community. If you know of an organization (community centers, faith-based, non-profits, etc.) hosting one of these co-learning sites, please share this FORM with them. You can view a listing of known learning cohorts HERE
  • Nonprofits continue to serve our community and could use your help in the COVID-19 response efforts. Check out volunteer opportunities today.