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 Grow Detroit's Young Talent (GDYT) traded their classrooms for a glimpse of the...

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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Three ways to prevent summer slide

Three ways to prevent summer slide

For students, the longer, sunnier days of summer break offer freedom and relaxation. For parents, the opposite is often true. Summer break comes with an...

May 8, 2019

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The benefits of summer for school-aged kids

The benefits of summer for school-aged kids

Editor's note: This article was published by Metro Parent. As the end of the school year approaches, kids are gearing up for summer fun. But...

April 26, 2019

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Summer Spark helps kids stay sharp outside the classroom

Summer Spark helps kids stay sharp outside the classroom

As summer vacation approaches, children living in-low income homes are at greater risk of succumbing to summer slide — the tendency for students to lose some...

April 15, 2019

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Top Tips to Find Kids Summer Programming in Detroit

Top Tips to Find Kids Summer Programming in Detroit

Are you tired of watching your kid fritter away three months of the year every summer? You have good reason. They aren’t just losing time...

April 14, 2019

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Read our annual report

Read our annual report

Our latest annual report highlights all the ways United Way continued to make an impact last year in Education, Economic Prosperity and Health throughout Southeastern...

April 1, 2019

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5 ways to impact early childhood education as a volunteer this spring

5 ways to impact early childhood education as a volunteer this spring

As daylight extends and snow-covered lawns give way to peeks of green, it’s becoming clear that spring is near. And while warmer temperatures may not...

March 15, 2019

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Child Development Associate program helps children soar

Child Development Associate program helps children soar

It’s about love. That’s what drives Kidz Den Day Care owner Danyelle Swift to do what she does. “If we take our children and do...

March 12, 2019

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