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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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Apply to Pitch to Ditch Poverty

August 28th, 2017

Do you have a great idea that could reduce poverty in your neighborhood? Need funds to put your idea into action? Tell us your innovative idea and you could receive funding through Pitch to Ditch Poverty, an event where attendees will vote and choose the best project aimed at reducing poverty in our community. The…

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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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Why Neighborhood Partnerships Matter

July 18th, 2017

by Ryan Edwards, Sr. Impact Director Neighborhoods United Way of Central Ohio is not new to working with and investing in Columbus neighborhoods.  Since 2009 our Community Impact platform has included a specific focus on working with neighborhoods to improve conditions for folks living in priority communities. During this time, our participation in neighborhoods has…

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Nominations for the 2017 Champion of Children Awards are Now Open

May 11th, 2017

Do you know a Champion of Children? Champion of Children honors individuals and organizations who are committed to United Way of Central Ohio’s singular goal to fight poverty by helping children and youth succeed. To see a list of previous honorees, click here. You can nominate Champions in two categories: Nonprofit Organization Champion of Children…

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