Each year, an incredible group of people fill some very important roles in the community. We call them Loaned Executives (LE) and they are professional-level, temporary fundraisers. They are often the first face many think of when they think of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.
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November 7 - Election Day
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Ashley van Twisk Allen Bryson is a Senior Associate at Johnson Price Sprinkle PA. She also serves on the Executive Committee of Highlands Circle, a network of passionate young professionals looking to change the odds for families and Buncombe County communities through positive, lasting change. We get to know her a little better in this month's HC Spotlight.
We've had some exciting news brewing for the past few weeks and we're ready to pour it out! We've partnered with Asheville Brewing Company on a benefit beer. The first keg will be tapped at 5 p.m. on September 4 at The Millroom (66 Asheland Avenue in downtown Asheville). United Way Pale Ale will then be available at the brewing company's two tasting rooms throughout September until it's gone.
Alex Woodhouse and Sam Fontaine are the new Enka Middle Community School staff for the 2014-2015 school. They'll serve as the full-time staff members for one year through the Americorps VISTA program. One of last year's staff members, Anna Gettles, sat down with Alex and Sam to find out a little bit more about them. You can also read about Anna's year at Enka Middle online.
Middle school is a crazy time with major life changes. The social, emotional and physical all converge. United Way's Middle School Success initiative aims to make the transition to middle school and then high school and then graduation more than just about survival. Community support, quality mentors and coaches, involved parents, and early responses to risky behavior strengthen the place we call home for all of us.
I’m Nikki Mitchell, Events & Promotions Director at Asheville Radio Group, and I am proud to Live United!
United Way’s Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, Middle School Success and NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center are working together to make the back-to-school transition easier for area families. Hands On, the volunteer center of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, is already busy collecting back packs, school supplies and other items to help Buncombians send their children to school prepared. Last year’s drive helped to support 738 elementary and middle school students.
If you could make sure everyone in our community has access to a good, quality educational experience just by going to sleep, you'd grab your pillow and start counting sheep.
If you could send a kid to an after school program in his or her neighborhood just by dining at a local restaurant, you'd grab a menu right now.