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Teens Earn Money and Meet Neighbors

December 11th, 2017

Every summer, in neighborhoods across the country, teens push lawn mowers from door to door with the primary goal of earning some cash. Whether they know it or not, these youth get more than just spending money for their efforts. They gain valuable skills, a sense of pride and personal responsibility, and connections to their…

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Clark Kellogg Named Honorary Campaign Chair

October 16th, 2017

Clark Kellogg made his name on the basketball court at  The Ohio State University, with the NBA and as a television announcer. Now he is bringing his star power to bear as the Honorary Campaign Chair for United Way of Central Ohio. Because he lives right here in central Ohio, Clark will be deeply involved…

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Young Donor is Fueled by a Passion for Giving

October 3rd, 2017

Ernest Levert Jr. has not been a Buckeye for long, but he demonstrates his passion for and commitment to central Ohio in many ways, including through his volunteering and giving. Originally from Texas, he followed in the footsteps of his parents and sister to attend The Ohio State University, where he graduated in 2013. He’s…

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Neighborhood Best Practices Conference

September 14th, 2017

Register today for the 2017 Neighborhood Best Practices Conference, where you’ll learn and engage in community building at numerous workshops, meet neighbors from diverse neighborhoods, and learn about best practices and resources available to support neighborhoods. Reflecting this year’s theme, Strengthening Families – Strengthening Neighborhoods, workshops will include: addressing community trauma, successful community engagement programs,…

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Retiree Packs His Days Giving Back

August 31st, 2017

When Dave Bezaire retired from CompuServe, his departure from the workplace and a workplace campaign didn’t end his desire to give back to his community.

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350,000 Goal Set for 2017

August 17th, 2017

United Way is focused on helping people. And what better way to emphasize that than to set a goal that is all about people?  So, we are setting a new goal for 2017: 350,000 central Ohioans will have access to resources to meet their basic needs and the opportunity to be on a path toward…

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We are the hand raisers. We are the game changers

August 1st, 2017

Our ’17-18 campaign video tells a bit of a different story. It’s a manifesto, a stake in the ground, and a snapshot of how, together, we tackle the critical issues throughout central Ohio. The picture isn’t always a rosy one. There are tough issues, like persistent poverty. But when we come together and fight for…

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Michael Wilkos Joins United Way of Central Ohio as the New Senior Vice President of Community Impact

July 27th, 2017

Lisa Courtice, PhD, president and CEO of United Way of Central Ohio, today named Michael Wilkos as Senior Vice President of Community Impact. The Community Impact team at United Way develops effective approaches to fighting poverty and invests in programs provided by funded partners to implement these approaches. Michael is currently the Director of Community…

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The Neighborhood Network: Strengthening Social Fabric for Our Children

July 26th, 2017

Science is unequivocal, we need each other. Our lives are constellations of relationships: strong and weak; distant or close. We are our happiest selves when we are in relationships that foster mutuality and trust, and are in environments that support thriving. For children to thrive they need supportive and secure families; for families to thrive,…

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