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About unitedwaycleveland

United Way of Greater Cleveland is committed to advance education, income and health in our community. The goal is to create a healthy community where every child succeeds in school and every individual and family achieves financial stability. To accomplish these goals, United Way will mobilize our community to give, advocate and volunteer.

Cultural arts enhance summer learning at East Cleveland Academy

Summer learning and retention have been a red-hot focus for United Way of Greater Cleveland this season, with several academic locations engaging students in reading and math during traditional vacation months. In addition to its academic emphasis, East Cleveland City … Continue reading

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Student takes reading to heart, helps Stuff The Bus

Ainsleigh, who will enter eighth grade this fall, is quick to express gratitude for her access to books. “Some kids don’t get the opportunity to get an education,” she says. “I feel very lucky to go to the school I … Continue reading

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How do we get every child reading at grade level?

Guest blogger, Margaret Bernstein is a local ambassador for literacy. She’s also the director of advocacy and community initiatives at WKYC.  Teaching Cleveland’s children to love reading could solve a boatload of other problems. Here’s why: Students who don’t read … Continue reading

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Determination to Graduation

My name is Orlando Hopson, an 18-year-old graduate of John Adams High School. Graduation day was just last week and I have no choice but to reflect on the last four years. Those years were full of fun and accomplishment. … Continue reading

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Young Leaders unite to help reduce low-income achievement gap in Greater Cleveland

Guest blogger, Spencer Dieken is AVP, Corporate Banking Associate Relationship Manager at PNC.  He is a member of United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Young Leaders cabinet. “If you are born poor, you tend to stay there.” If that sentence made … Continue reading

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Are you #UnitedForFashion?

Do you covet couture? Have a passion for fashion? Channel your inner fashionista and enter to win two general admission tickets to Rock the CATWALK, hosted by the United Way of Greater Cleveland Women’s Leadership Council. This rockin’ runway show takes place Thursday, … Continue reading

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A passion for early education is always in style

Guest blogger, Kristen Baird Adams is Senior Vice President and Managing Director at PNC.  She also is the co-chair of United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Women’s Leadership Council’s Rock the CATWALK fashion show. What do Greater Cleveland Food Bank CEO Kristin … Continue reading

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