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United Way of Salt Lake announces 2017 Changemakers

Author: Deseret News | February 6, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY — The United Way of Salt Lake announced it will honor three individuals and one organization with its United for Change Changemaker award.

Utah Woolen Mills to provide suits to help men re-entering workforce

Author: Deseret News | January 24, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Woolen Mills is aiming to help local men trying to re-enter the workplace by providing them with free suits, shirts, ties, socks, shoes and belts through its Suited for Good program.

Lawmaker calls income tax hike 'worst thing we can do' to bolster school funding

Author: Marjorie Cortez and Lisa Riley Roche | January 12, 2017
The president of the Utah Senate says he can list "a dozen ways" to boost revenue for public education "without raising the income tax rate."

Doug Robinson: Utah Superintendent of the Year — "With education, every door is open"

Author: Doug Robinson | November 13, 2016
SOUTH SALT LAKE — Martin Bates, superintendent of Granite School District, has spent much of his education career working to bring equity to the school system, whether it was creating programs for non-English speaking kids or fostering an atmosphere of inclusiveness. His work is especially relevant in a district that has a large population of refugees and minorities.

Community engagement in Utah — how we can have better success and a bigger impact

Author: Bill Hulterstrom | October 16, 2016
One of the unique things about our community is the passion that our workforce has about making a difference in the world. I’m continually inspired by their enthusiasm for finding the best ways to support our community. Last week, I was again reminded of this passion as I had the opportunity to attend the launch event for this year’s Startup Santa project.

The roles of family and community in shaping educational success

Author: Eric Schulzke | October 5, 2016
Every Saturday morning, a crowd of adults — some alone, others with toddlers in tow — squeeze into a classroom in the heart of New York City’s Harlem neighborhood to study better parenting at Baby College.

Impactful Service: How to really make a difference with corporate service projects

Author: Adva Biton | September 23, 2016
“Days of service—they have their time and their place. But the culture of volunteer engagement is shifting,” says Heather MacDonald, volunteer and community engagement director at United Way of Salt Lake.

Employees give back to community during Day of Caring

Author: Deseret News | August 31, 2016
Savage Services employees volunteer at Central Park Community Center in South Salt Lake on Wednesday during the United Way of Salt Lake's 24th annual Day of Caring.

Thousands Help out at United Way's Day of Caring

Author: Good4Utah | August 31, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- It is the 24th Annual United Way Day of Caring. 4,000 volunteers from 120 local companies are in local neighborhoods working on completing 130 projects.

How You Can Join United Way of Salt Lake's Largest Single Day of Service

Author: Good4Utah | August 22, 2016
Heather MacDonald from the United Way of Salt Lake shares more about the Day of Caring event coming up on August 31. Day of Caring is United Way of Salt Lake's largest single day of service. This year there 4,000 volunteers signed up to work on over 130 projects across three counties. The day begins with breakfast, a live band, and media coverage at Library Square between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m.

United Way Needs Your Help to 'Stuff the Bus'

Author: Good4Utah | August 15, 2016
Every years at the end of the summer, most kids go back-to-school shopping for all of their school supplies. Unfortunately, not every has that luxury. The people of the United Way of Salt Lake want to help. Stephanie Rokich from the United Way of Salt Lake talks more about the "Stuff the Bus."

Photos: United Way volunteers spring into action

Author: Deseret News | June 24, 2016
Volunteers do landscaping work during the United Way Day of Action at Hillcrest High School in Midvale on Friday.

Collective Impact: Working Differently-- Together-- To Achieve Different Results

Author: Bill Crim | June 13, 2016
There are two communities that sit along the Wasatch Front, separated by less than 12 miles. In the first, fewer than 1 in 25 kids fail to graduate from high school. In the other, upwards of 1 in 5 kids fail to graduate.

9 receive scholarships from United Way of Salt Lake

Author: Deseret News | June 7, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY — United Way of Salt Lake has announced the first recipients of scholarships provided through the Deborah Bayle Scholarship Fund for Youth.

Volunteers needed for Salt Lake’s Day of Action June 24

Author: Deseret News | June 6, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY — United Way of Salt Lake is seeking 200 volunteers for its annual Day of Action June 24.

United Way of Salt Lake announces 2016 award winners

| May 12, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY — United Way of Salt Lake has announced its United for Change award honorees for 2016.

United Way of Salt Lake CEO, Bill Crim, discusses collaborative impact

Author: Rob Harter | April 28, 2016
United Way of Salt Lake CEO, Bill Crim, joins us today in Park City, Utah to discuss the practical application of collaborative impact.

Utah public preschool bill headed toward final votes after clearing House committee

Author: Benjamin Wood | March 7, 2016
An $11 million expansion of public preschool is on track for passage as the Utah Legislature begins its final week of deliberations.

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