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The School Readiness Force Multiplier

By Emily Watkins Preparing kids for kindergarten requires more than just giving them paper and pencils. It requires building early literacy skills, fostering resiliency, and positive relationships with caregivers. Our schools also have to be ready to welcome them. [...]

What Volunteering Means to You

National Volunteer Week is upon us and it had me thinking… What does volunteerism mean to you? Why do you volunteer? What’s your reason for volunteering? No matter how it’s phrased, in all my years at United Way, I [...]

Locally Grown Solutions to Hunger in Petersburg

By Betty Hobbs, Director of Community Impact: Southside What can you do about a community full of food deserts? Many people feel this situation is hopeless, and there are no solutions.  However, in Petersburg, a group of knowledgeable, caring folks have [...]

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