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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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Our work as a model

At United Way we aspire to create a healthy community where all kids graduate high school and individuals and families are financially stable. Recently, our work in the community has been recognized as a possible model to implement statewide and … Continue reading

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Winning the Hunger Games

In the popular movie, “The Hunger Games,” the main character lives in a dystopian society in the impoverished District 12, where food is such a precious commodity most people can only get it through the black market known as The … Continue reading

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Relief on the Coldest Day of His Life

When Joe* raised his hand during a meeting for Cuyahoga Community College’s Veterans Upward Bound program, the guest presenter and Tim Grealis, an Air Force veteran and lead specialist on United Way 2-1-1’s Help 2 Veterans line, assumed the gentleman had … Continue reading

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Who are you rooting for this March?

March Madness has taken on a whole new meaning for me in 2014. While many of my friends are spending their spare minutes looking up college basketball stats, analyzing their brackets, and trying to catch the final nail biting minutes of NCAA … Continue reading

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