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United Way is deeply committed to the health and well-being of our community and partners. We are monitoring ongoing event guidelines and recommendations due to COVID-19. We’re looking into hosting virtual events at this time and appreciate your support and participation as we work through these unprecedented times.
Upcoming EventsJoin us to learn more about United Way and how YOU are making a difference!
Readers to Leaders (virtual)
November 16, 2020 | 5:30 PM
An educational happy hour!
COVID-19 has disrupted education, with recent research at the national level showing only 60% of learners from low-income families regularly log in to classroom work compared to 90% of children from high-income families. Students may lose up to seven months of learning as a result. Join the Emerging Leaders and hear from local community leaders as they share how your support of Raise Me to Read is helping local students succeed.
The Path Forward (virtual)
November 19, 2020 | 12 PM
Helping Youth Succeed During the Pandemic
Join Women United for their first virtual Lunch and Learn to hear local agencies share how COVID-19 has impacted Opportunity Youth in our community and how we can help them succeed during this difficult time.
Panelists include: Joni Griffin – Director of Parenting Assessments and Supervisor of Aftercare Services, Therapy Place; Ronda Newman – Associate Vice President, Project Everlast; Aaron Weaver – Central Access Navigator, Project Everlast; Opportunity Youth Client – Therapy Place
Moderated by: Matt Wallen – Senior Vice President, Community Impact and Analytics, United Way of the Midlands
Save the DateWe have some exciting things coming up, so be sure to mark your calendars for these wonderful events!
Day of Caring – Save the Date 2021
For the safety and health of our community, we are not holding our annual Day of Caring volunteer day on September 18. We look forward to having volunteers out in our community to support Day of Caring 2021. If you or your organization is interested in a volunteer event, please reach out to our Director of Volunteer Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Collar Boxing – Save the Date 2021
For the safety and health of our community, we are not holding our annual Blue Collar Boxing fundraiser on November 25, 2020. We look forward to hosting this event in 2021. If you would like to learn more about signing up to fighter or sponsoring, please visit bluecollarboxing.org.