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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

Advocate for Older Americans Act Reauthorization

Fri, May 29, 2015

Advocating for Older Americans Act Reauthorization

Everyone deserves to age in good health with dignity in their home and community. We join our partners at United Way Worldwide and the Administration for Community Living in advocating for S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2015.

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Barbara Saverino

By Barbara Saverino

Recent Pre-K Report Shows We Still Need to Do More

Tue, May 12, 2015

Recent Pre-K Report Show We Still Need To Do More

According to a new report released yesterday by National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), our children still need our help.

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Barbara Saverino

By Barbara Saverino

Young Voters advocate for fair funding formula

Wed, April 22, 2015

Young Voters advocate for fair funding formula

Today, United Way is a sponsor of Young Voters for Schools, a group of 50 young voters from Southeastern Pennsylvania that rallied in Harrisburg and visited local state representatives and senators to urge them to support a fair funding formula in this year’s budget.

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

International Children’s Book Day

Thu, April 02, 2015

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Today, as part of International Children's Book Day ― also the birthday of famed children’s book author Hans Christian Andersen― we celebrate the vast wealth of quality children's books that are available.

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Carly Keeny

By Carly Keeny

On the Record with Jim Cawley

Mon, March 30, 2015

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Two months into his tenure as our new president and CEO, Jim Cawley has been hard at work immersing himself into the world of United Way and the Impact we seek to create for thousands of people in need across southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

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Barbara Saverino

By Barbara Saverino

Governor Wolf’s Budget Proposal: A Win for our Children!

Wed, March 11, 2015

Governor Wolf's Budget Proposal: A Win for our Children!

At United Way, we believe all children deserve access to quality education from cradle to career, starting with pre-k. Governor Wolf's proposal to increase state funding by $120 million will significantly expand access to pre-k.

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

Addressing Domestic Violence in our Community

Tue, February 03, 2015

Addressing Domestic Violence in our Community

Domestic violence persists as a silent epidemic in our local communities. We hope you had the opportunity to read a letter to the editor in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer from Jim Cawley.

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Barbara Saverino

By Barbara Saverino

Turning the Page: President Obama Focuses on Rebuilding Our Economy

Fri, January 23, 2015

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During the State of the Union address, President Obama talked about our nation being at a turning point of progress, touting a stronger economy, lower unemployment rate, higher graduation rate and better access to health care.

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Barbara Saverino

By Barbara Saverino

Advocate for CHIP

Thu, January 08, 2015

Advocate for CHIP

Children perform better in school and families are more financially stable when they have access to quality, affordable health care. That’s why United Way is asking Congress to continue bipartisan support for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Annie Madonia

By Annie Madonia

Exploring the Confidence Gap

Mon, December 15, 2014

Exploring the Confidence Gap

Based on "The Confidence Gap,” an intriguing article by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman that appeared in a recent issue of The Atlantic, this discussion featured a dynamic panel of woman leaders who shared stories of how they developed the confidence necessary to excel professionally.

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