Dr. Herman Gray speaks at U of M Bicentennial Detroit Seminar

Dr. Gray in the Community

Dr. Herman Gray speaks at U of M Bicentennial Detroit Seminar

On any given Saturday when the University of Michigan football team takes to the field, Dr. Herman Gray wears his maize and blue in support...

October 2, 2017

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Earned Paid Sick Time

Health

Earned Paid Sick Time

For too many Michigan workers, an illness like the flu or a fever presents a difficult decision: take unpaid sick time to rest and seek...

September 19, 2017

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Five easy, healthy school lunch ideas

Health

Five easy, healthy school lunch ideas

Parents: You survived the first week of school. Congrats! With kids back in the school habit, making sure they have the fuel they need to...

September 8, 2017

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Training camp for teachers

Education, Dr. Gray in the Community

Training camp for teachers

Call it training camp for teachers. Educators at 16 United Way partner high schools are refreshed and reinvigorated for the start of the new year....

September 7, 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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Access for All: A better life

Economic Prosperity

Access for All: A better life

.Editor's note: To learn more about how Access for All is helping Detroiters find good jobs, click here. Johnathan Elam knew that if he wanted...

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: Powered by partners

Economic Prosperity

Access for All: Powered by partners

Editor’s note: United Way partners involved in Access for All include Ford Foundation, Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast...

August 29, 2017

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Access for All: Celebrating Labor

Economic Prosperity

Access for All: Celebrating Labor

The Labor movement led efforts for safer working conditions and better wages, as well as the 40-hour work week. #TGIF wouldn’t exist without Labor. As...

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 is a Grand Valley State University student and a Grand Rapids resident. But this summer, he’s making sure people in Southeastern Michigan can...

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 students and supporters clad in Live...

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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Mahogany Jones: On our way

Behind The Scenes

Mahogany Jones: On our way

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

August 7, 2017

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United Way all-staff volunteer day

Living United, Volunteer Spotlight, Dr. Gray in the Community

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 while appearing...

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, but Hazel Park Schools are making an impact. The...

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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GradNation: All hands on deck

Education

GradNation: 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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