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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Young Leader Must Reads

Scott Bennett, of Swim RVA, who is on the United Way Young Leaders Society Steering Committee, identifies the “must reads” for all young professionals looking to be leaders on the job and in the community. How Leaders Create and [...]

Kindergarten Registration, circa 1988

When I was five years old, I showed up to for kindergarten orientation at the wrong school. Yep. My parents, both well-educated, working professionals, were new to the community, having moved to the Shenandoah Valley for my dad’s job as a minister [...]

Preschool is Real School

Today, Richmond Public Schools opens registration for 3 & 4 year old preschool through its Head Start and Virginia Preschool Initiative Programs. The tagline, “Preschool is Real School,” addresses the ambivalence some adults feel toward early childhood education. Last fall, a Vanderbilt [...]

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