Author Archives: Shenise Johnson-Thomas

About Shenise Johnson-Thomas

I am the director for United Way of Greater Cleveland's Engagement Center.

Why Volunteer?

Impacting the community through volunteerism is quite powerful. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics more than 62 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once from September 2013 to September 2014 (Volunteering, 2015). Volunteers give … Continue reading

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CWRU students volunteered to help boost literacy for Cleveland second graders

Research spanning more than 10 decades states that students fall behind when they are out of school over the summer. This problem increases for low-income students who lose an average of more than two months in reading progress over the … Continue reading

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Quiet coordination warms homes and hearts

This holiday season the United Way of Greater Cleveland Engagement Center coordinated two projects to help people in need. The Cleveland Clinic helps students stay in school While everyone was out shopping and preparing for the holidays, Cleveland Clinic employees … Continue reading

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