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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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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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Community Conversations: Your most urgent concerns

During the past two years, United Way of Greater Cleveland conducted more than 40 conversations across our community, with more than 400 community members, parents, students and school staff members. We asked specific questions, seeking to discover the most urgent … Continue reading

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The “Unity” in our Community

Bonnie makes an appearance every spring wrapped up beneath a bundle of blankets that shelter her against the night, the wind and the streets where she lives. She sleeps, eats and reads her Bible perched atop a big suitcase, which … 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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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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A lesson in community

The path to my interaction with United Way began in 1983, when I was 17. My father decided one day he was tired of being a father, and left for parts unknown. It was like a Bruce Springsteen song: He … Continue reading

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