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Building Awareness to Build Prosperity

Nearly 300,000 people in our Richmond-Petersburg region live in economic vulnerability.  This means our people earn less than $24,200 and a working families of four earns about $48,500.  Serving as a United Way Cash Coach, we learned about the trade-offs and tough choices these families had to make because they consistently stayed financially stretched to […]

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RVA Gives a Darn

By Scott Bennett, United Way Young Leader Society Steering Committee Young professionals are shaping the way of the future.  They want to get more involved with the community (and they should).  RVA’s rising movers and shakers need to be understood.  They need to be heard.  Our region needs to know what they give a darn […]

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Richmond Regional Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

In August, United Way, in partnership with regional school districts, nonprofits, funders, libraries, and universities, launched the Richmond Regional Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which is aimed at increasing the number of kids in the Greater Richmond & Petersburg region who are reading proficiently by 3rd grade. Research shows that proficiency in reading by the end […]

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Uniting for a Happy and Healthy Life

Many United Way Young Leaders have called the Richmond & Petersburg region “home” all their lives. Others, like me, moved to RVA and had to seek out the friends and connections needed to build a long and healthy life here. When I first moved here, I was working from home and had exactly two friends […]

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Young Leader Spotlight: Eileen Jackson

Eileen Jackson, 2016-2017 Chair of the United Way Young Leaders Society and attorney at Williams Mullen, takes your questions and shares why she chooses to LIVE UNITED with the United Way Young Leaders Society. Question: What made you want to become involved with United Way? How long have you been a member of United Way […]

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I Love School Supply Drive Kick-off

The United Way Women’s Leadership Council kicked off this year’s I Love School Supply Drive early and in style! We teamed up with Radio 1, Paris Nicole of iPowerRichmond 92.1, and Walmart to kick off the drive during the tax free weekend. After announcing the drive to WLC members, James Taylor, CEO, and René Shepperson, […]

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Young Leader Spotlight: Wendy Jiang

Wendy Jiang, who is in project management at Essentra, takes your questions and shares why she chooses to LIVE UNITED with the United Way Young Leaders Society. Question: What made you want to become involved with United Way? How long have you been a member of United Way Young Leaders Society? I want to be […]

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Welcome New Young Leaders Steering Committee

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” I am inspired every time I hear the quote above from pioneering female anthropologist, Margaret Mead. It reminds me of the United Way Young Leaders, who have committed to giving, advocating and volunteering […]

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We’re on The Hill

Today, over 60 United Way leaders from 29 states are on Capitol Hill to advocate for common sense policies for young workers and workers who cannot claim children on their taxes. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for low- and modest income working people that encourages and rewards work, offsetting federal […]

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Serving on the United Way Young Leaders Steering Committee

By Jermaine Broady, Chair of United Way Young Leaders Society My time as Chair of the United Way Young Leaders Society has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I recently moved back to the Richmond area and was looking for opportunities to get involved within my community. The opportunity first came […]

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