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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
On October 1 we will select the winner so it's not too late for your to check them out, vote or submit your own written or video story.  Follow the link and join in the fun!  What does the winner get? Their very own iPad, that's what. 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
This comes from our friends at OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling Register today for Ontrack WNC’s October 6th Women and Money Conference Lunch and all materials included in $15 registration fee. Workshops, taught by local female financial professionals, are filling fast. Click here for workshop descriptions. Keynote speaker Jessica Chilton Founder of Spark Creative Wellness. Contact Sarah Brown to register for FREE with available scholarships!  
Monday, September 24, 2012
Don't forget about this opportunity to meet local candidates...  Monday, Sept 24 6:30- 9 pm Ferguson Auditorium, AB Tech,   340 Victoria Rd Countywide Meet & Greet and Forum. Get to know the candidates running for countywide office: Buncombe County School Board, Register of Deeds, and County Commission Chair. Find other opportunities here. 
Monday, September 24, 2012
This opportunity comes from Children First/Communities In Schools and Together NC. What's up with NC's budget cuts? Find out at NC's Worth It forum, Oct 2, 6:30 PM If you want to better understand the impact of state budget cuts to our community and what can be done to restore investments in education, health, safety, and envirnoment then join Children First/CIS and Together NC at the NC's Worth It forum on October 2nd.  Come listen to the discussion and learn how a seemingly-unrelated tax break for wealthy corporations might mean a loss of state funds for new textbooks at your child’s school. Or how decisions made over the last two years...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
- See More Photos -   What Kickoff is All About In years past, campaign kickoff was a time to announce a fund raising goal for the organization, said John Kimberly, 2012 campaign chair. In recent years, it has evolved into a time to get the community engaged in creating change in our community through Giving, Advocating and Volunteering in the areas of Education, Income and Health, United Way’s three focus areas and what it believes are the building blocks of a good life.“We all have a stake in our neighbors’ success, and it’s critical for people to realize that, when we come together, we have more power than we think to positively impact...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A BIG Welcome to our newest crew of Loaned Executives! Left to right: Mark Collins, Don Mandelkorn, Charlotte Sommers, Barbara Daugherty, Paula Plott, Susan Andrew, Amanda Jay, Hope Snipes, Emily Palumbo and Heath Nettles.   This week is our version of boot camp - the week-long immersion into all things LIVE UNITED.  If you see them, and they are bleary eyed, you know why.  Right now they are taking a break from the learning and are busy folding and sorting all of the Day of Caring T-Shirts for each company.  Many thanks to each for their help and best of luck in the coming weeks.     
Monday, August 13, 2012
You helped us collect more than 650 fully stocked Elementary/Middle School backpacks and Head Start/Kindergarten Craft Bags!   Thank you to the 40 volunteers who gave 150 hours packing and sorting and to the following organizations and their employees who helped us make this happen: Click this photo to see more! Drop off sites: Asheville Savings Bank   YMCA branches   Donations (financial, school supplies and dental care): Amcor Flexibles Asheville Paralegal Association Asheville Radio Group Cane Creek Cycling Dixon Hughes Dr. Gillespie Dr. Knollman Dr. Hoskins Dr. Pence Dr. Miller   Eaton Corp Festiva First Citizens Bank Mission Health...
Monday, August 6, 2012
In case you missed the Citizen-Times this weekend, here is the link to an article by our board chair Tracy Buchanan.  In it, Tracy outlines the competitive grants process that was just completed and the results we expect to see from these investments in our community. Thanks for all your support Tracy!    
Thursday, July 12, 2012
One of the unique programs our Back to School Supply Drive supports is The Augustine Project.  The Augustine Project seeks to improve the academic achievement and the self esteem of low-income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. The Project trains tutors who provide these students free, 1-on-1, long-term, instruction in reading, writing and spelling.    Your donations are more than just pencils and paper and backpacks. Your donation of new school supplies are an incentive to continue this critical tutoring relationship - impacting the child’s academic performance and life-long self-esteem. Follow this link to see how you...
Monday, June 18, 2012
Every year kids head off for summer break, and every year parents worry about how to keep the kids engaged, out of their hair and out of trouble. Unfortunately many teachers know that they have a battle to wage when the kids emerge from summer break, it is called summer learning loss or summer brain drain - and it's the reality that key skills learned just months earlier have slipped away during break.   For those parents and caregivers, looking for ideas on engaging their kids this summer, Gina Gallo,  Youth Success Manager at United Way, has assembled a pretty hearty group of resources for you to use.  Summer Fun and Learning Resources for...