Category Archives: Community Impact

Trends for Fall (Ball) 2015

I’ve had conversations with many of the Millennial staff members here at United Way of Greater Cleveland and one question remains; what will we wear to Fall Ball? Fall Ball is the annual fundraiser for United Way’s Young Leaders. This … Continue reading

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School Starts and So Does Attendance Awareness Month

If you’re not at work, you can’t get work done. If you’re not at home, you can’t cook dinner or clean. If a student isn’t in school, he or she cannot learn. September is “Attendance Awareness Month” to ensure students … Continue reading

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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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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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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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