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Young Leader Spotlight: Rebecca Holloway

Rebecca Holloway is a Masters of Health Administration Candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Volunteer Specialist at VCU Health. She serves as the Vice-Chair of Membership for the United Way Young Leader Society. For this member spotlight, Rebecca [...]

Innovation and Social Connection

United Way Young Leaders learned about the need for social connections at our volunteer opportunity, Forming Social Connections for Better Health. Some of us really felt inspired to make some changes and take action to make more meaningful social [...]

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 do you need, sweetheart?

By Emily Watkins This past October, United Way Young Leaders volunteered to be our first United Way Prosperity Team, spreading the word about the Earned Income Tax Credit and prosperity building programs. One woman approached me and asked “What [...]

Giving Perspectives

We hear much about how millennials work, shop, and think differently than any generation ever before. This includes how they give, advocate and volunteer.  A recent article in the New York Times outlines how millennials are redefining philanthropic giving [...]

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 [...]

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