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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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