HAVEN boosts volunteer network through United Way portal

Volunteer Spotlight

HAVEN boosts volunteer network through United Way portal

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and those looking to make a difference by volunteering to help survivors have plenty of options to do so...

October 9, 2017

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United Way and Merrill Palmer forge new partnership to put ‘Families First’

Education, Dr. Gray in the Community

United Way and Merrill Palmer forge new partnership to put ‘Families First’

For 100 years, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute have been helping strengthen families and children in our community, and...

October 4, 2017

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Supporting working families

Economic Prosperity, Dr. Gray in the Community

Supporting working families

Forty percent of Michigan households are struggling to afford basic necessities, like housing, child care, food, health care and transportation — despite having a job...

October 3, 2017

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Showing Spirit

Living United

Showing Spirit

With a recent costume change, the Spirit of Detroit has fine taste in fashion. The statue will wear a Live United shirt through Sept. 10....

September 6, 2017

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Labor and United Way: Standing together for more than 75 years

Economic Prosperity, Living United

Labor and United Way: Standing together for more than 75 years

For more than 75 years, United Way and labor have made a difference together in Southeastern Michigan. From feeding children to hosting school supply drives,...

September 1, 2017

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Building volunteer partnerships with Focus: HOPE

Volunteer Spotlight

Building volunteer partnerships with Focus: HOPE

With nearly 20,000 volunteers coming through their doors each year, the team at Focus: HOPE is skilled at recruiting help for its food delivery, neighborhood beautification and...

August 30, 2017

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Access for All: Celebrating Labor

Economic Prosperity

Access for All: Celebrating Labor

Editor's note: Labor partners involved in Access for All include the Asbestos Workers of Regional Local 207, Boilermakers Local 169, Michigan Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers...

August 28, 2017

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Celebrating a Century of Living United

Living United

Celebrating a Century of Living United

United Way for Southeastern Michigan is 100! To celebrate our 100th anniversary, we hosted a birthday party at Campus Martius Park on Aug. 19. Joined...

August 28, 2017

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Volunteer spotlight: FCA US

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer spotlight: FCA US

When FCA US LLC put out the call for volunteers at United Way for Southeastern Michigan's Meet Up and Eat Up Community Block Parties, Trenton...

August 24, 2017

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Building bridges in Michigan and beyond

Dr. Gray in the Community

Building bridges in Michigan and beyond

It was an evening of Japanese cuisine, wine and sake, along with engaging conversation and bridge-building when United Way for Southeastern Michigan President and CEO Dr. Herman...

August 23, 2017

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Volunteer Spotlight: Pierce Ortlieb

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Pierce Ortlieb

Pierce Ortlieb lives in Grand Rapids where he attends school at Grand Valley State University, but he’s spent part of his summer making sure people...

August 21, 2017

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United Way Day at the ball game

Living United

United Way Day at the ball game

It was a sun-soaked afternoon of fun Aug. 10 during United Way Day at Comerica Park. A sea of high school and college students clad...

August 18, 2017

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A Community Anthem

Living United

A Community Anthem

United Way for Southeastern Michigan has been serving the community for 100 years. To share our vision of the future, we created a new video,...

August 17, 2017

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A community story

Behind The Scenes

A community story

Editor's note: To view the new video, "A Community Anthem," click here. To learn more about Mahogany Jones, click here. United Way has been part of...

August 15, 2017

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Delivering on the potential of students

Education

Delivering on the potential of students

When it comes to education in Detroit, says United Way for Southeastern Michigan President and CEO Dr. Herman Gray, "The stakes are high and failure...

August 11, 2017

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On our way

Behind The Scenes

On our way

Editor's note: To view the new video, "A Community Anthem," click here. To read more about the process of making the video, click here. Mahogany...

August 7, 2017

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United Way all-staff volunteer day

Living United

United Way all-staff volunteer day

More than 130 United Way for Southeastern Michigan employees clad in orange Live United T-shirts fanned out across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties to volunteer...

August 4, 2017

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Warren Schools grow summer meal sites with support from United Way

Health, Living United

Warren Schools grow summer meal sites with support from United Way

Hunger doesn't take a summer break. That's why Caroline Dylewski, Director of Nutrition Services for Warren Consolidated Schools, has been hard at work growing participation...

August 2, 2017

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Celebrating summertime reading with United Way

Dr. Gray in the Community

Celebrating summertime reading with United Way

Summertime reading is important! That's why United Way for Southeastern Michigan President and CEO Dr. Herman Gray took time to read to kids today as...

July 31, 2017

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Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Gamboa-Aguierre

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Gamboa-Aguierre

Before November 2016, Melissa Gamboa-Aguirre had never volunteered before in her life. But a passion for children led her to United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and we helped...

July 26, 2017

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Volunteer Partner Spotlight: Coalition For Temporary Shelter

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Partner Spotlight: Coalition For Temporary Shelter

At the Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS), parents and caregivers in need of housing for their family get much more than a roof over their heads—they receive assistance with finding permanent...

July 21, 2017

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Hazel Park Schools kick off Meet Up and Eat Up

Health, Living United

Hazel Park Schools kick off Meet Up and Eat Up

Families won't access free summer meals for their children if they don't know where to go. Our Meet Up and Eat Up partner Hazel Park...

June 20, 2017

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Labor Lives United

Health

Labor Lives United

To many, Labor Day means an extra day off in September. But union members know that without organized labor, workers might never get a day...

August 28, 2016

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FCA, United Way go the distance for community

Living United

FCA, United Way go the distance for community

In the early morning hours, Taylor Kachinski laces up her running shoes and hits the pavement to get her miles in before heading to work...

July 20, 2016

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All hands on deck

Education

All hands on deck

In Michigan, nearly one out of every five high school students doesn't graduate on time. On top of that, the National Center for Public Policy...

May 11, 2016

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Celebrating college success

Education

Celebrating college success

For some students, college is an obvious next step after graduation. But for others, the path to college success isn’t so clear. Many students in...

May 10, 2016

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