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Alice Woods

By Alice Woods

Enriching the Community through Impact

Fri, August 01, 2014

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Enriching the community is a mission that our volunteers take to heart. And on Thursday, we gathered friends, donors, volunteers, advocates and community members to honor a few volunteers and partners for their incredible dedication and the Impact they generate as they work with us to enrich lives in our local community. It is their gifts of time, treasure and talent that allow us to improve Education, Income and Health for our friends and neighbors throughout Cumberland County.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

Made in America

Tue, July 29, 2014

Win tickets to Made in America Festival

For the third consecutive year, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will benefit from the “Budweiser Made in America” music festival over Labor Day weekend.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

Quality is Key for Our Children

Mon, July 28, 2014

Quality is Key for our Children

Pennsylvania can and must do more to increase access to pre-k while maintaining the quality of our programs. But you are likely asking – how do we achieve this? What exactly is high-quality pre-k?

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

Finding Success in Stability

Wed, July 23, 2014

Finding Success in Stability

We have teamed up with North Penn United Way and Creative Health Services to help children and youth struggling with homelessness in the Pottstown area, paving a path to success for all students regardless of economic background.

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Barbara Saverino

By Barbara Saverino

We Need to Do More

Fri, July 18, 2014

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The $29 billion Pennsylvania state budget that Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law on July 10 includes a $10 million increase for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts – an amount estimated to enable 1,670 more children to participate in high-quality pre-k programs.

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Annie Madonia

By Annie Madonia

Our Donors in Action

Wed, July 16, 2014

Our Donors in Action

Over the past six months, our corporate donors have participated in volunteer projects that align with our Impact work in education to see firsthand how their Impact Fund donations are making a difference.

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

How PA Matches Up: A Comparison of Quality Pre-K

Fri, July 11, 2014

How PA Matches Up

From Maryland and West Virginia to New York and New Jersey, our neighbors have made a greater commitment to providing high-quality pre-kindergarten to more of their children, while many of Pennsylvania’s children are falling behind.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

Congratulations Karen Cleary!

Thu, July 10, 2014

Congratulations Karen Cleary!

Karen was named 2014 CFO of the Year in the nonprofit category by the Philadelphia Business Journal!

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Alice Woods

By Alice Woods

5 Top Tips for First-Time Volunteers

Tue, July 08, 2014

5 Tips for First-Time Volunteers

With longer days, beautiful weather and more free time, summer marks the perfect time for adults and youth alike to get out in their communities and volunteer.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

The Time is Now

Fri, June 27, 2014

The Time is Now

Research shows the percentage of 4-year-olds with proficient academic and social skills more than tripled from 22 percent to 82 percent after participating in PA Pre-K Counts programs. But while high-quality pre-k is effective, it serves far too few children across our state.

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