Volunteer spotlight: Women support women to impact early childhood education

Volunteer spotlight: Women support women to impact early childhood education

Heather Storey’s daughter is in college and her son is a high school sophomore, but they still share stories about a special child care provider...

February 26, 2020

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Student Perspective: United Way’s Career Explorations Fair was a success!

Student Perspective: United Way’s Career Explorations Fair was a success!

? Editor's Note: Treasure Thomas, an 11th grade student at Detroit's Communication and Media Arts (CMA) High School, wrote this blog about United Way's 2019...

February 26, 2020

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United Way volunteers give 200+ hours at Detroit Lions Hometown Huddle

United Way volunteers give 200+ hours at Detroit Lions Hometown Huddle

It’s 8 a.m. at Mason Academy on the east side of Detroit. The hallways are bustling as students get ready to start their day. The...

December 11, 2019

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5 ways to keep kids engaged after school

5 ways to keep kids engaged after school

When the bells ring to mark the start of another school day, students know it’s time to scurry to class and get their assignments to...

November 6, 2019

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United for success after school

United for success after school

Every day, one in five American children spends time alone and unsupervised because they lack access to a quality after-school program.  “Parents and caregivers want...

November 4, 2019

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Helping families take Little Steps toward literacy

Helping families take Little Steps toward literacy

Jeff Miles knows that for a worried parent and a child going through a health crisis, a book can provide a lot of relief. The...

June 28, 2019

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United Way literacy tools help children read to succeed

United Way literacy tools help children read to succeed

Bryce Boden is well on his way to becoming a lawyer. His twin brother, Braylon, is preparing for a career in sports medicine. Although Braylon’s...

June 21, 2019

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Five ways to make an impact this summer

Five ways to make an impact this summer

Summer is here. Sun-filled days at the beach, burgers sizzling on the grill and baseball games are all on the horizon. Longer days and warm...

June 7, 2019

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Students see the future at Summer Career Connections Fair

Students see the future at Summer Career Connections Fair

More than 500 students from Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) and the city's Grow Detroit's Young Talent (GDYT) initiative traded their classrooms for a...

May 23, 2019

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Text tool helps kids get READY4K

Text tool helps kids get READY4K

A text messaging tool supported by United Way makes bath time more interesting for Valerie Jens’ daughters. The girls, 2 and 4, can learn and...

May 8, 2019

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