Category Archives: Advocacy

Pull up a chair and join us at the public policy table

We’re so fortunate to live in a generous community with a strong history of philanthropy, a vast network of great organizations, and an army of caring volunteers and advocates who are making a difference in the lives of others. While … 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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Throwback Thursday, Charitable Giving & Tax Deductions

In true Throwback Thursday fashion, I’m reminiscing about my testimony before Congress, two years ago, to maintain the charitable deduction. Did you know your financial contribution to United Way’s work in education, income and health or another qualified nonprofit organization, … Continue reading

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Ohio Prioritizes Healthy Food Access

Do you know where your next meal will come from? For nearly one in five Cuyahoga County residents, the answer may be no. Cuyahoga County had the highest number of food insecure residents in the state of Ohio in 2012, … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting Issue 4

Cleveland is enjoying a development and cultural boom, and voters showed they understand how important education is to continuing that momentum. Issue 4 passed with 63 percent of the vote, ensuring continued investment and long-term support for this most crucial … Continue reading

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Help Spread the Word on Issue 4

As Cleveland gears up to showcase our great city for the 2016 Republican National Convention, there’s a great deal of media attention about completing major capital improvement projects around town — such as the makeover of Public Square. There’s another … Continue reading

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United Way Helps Reduce Domestic Violence

Domestic violence. Sexual assault. Trauma. Abuse. Maybe you rarely think about these forms of violence or perhaps you’re intimately familiar with violence and the impact it has in the lives of women, kids and families every day. Either way, you … Continue reading

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