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Author: KUTV | April 13, 2015Amy Bosworth, United Way of Salt Lake's corporate relations director tells us about the upcoming Celebration of Service event happening May 27th.
Author: Cherie Wood | March 21, 2015Most people support improving our nation's educational system and encouraging young people to achieve their dreams, but many do not see the amount of work that goes on beyond the average school day to prepare school children for the future. On March 24, leaders from across the country will gather to pledge their support and raise public awareness of the importance on after-school programs and their benefits to school-age children and their communities.
Author: KUTV | March 9, 2015(KUTV) Zenia Friendt is the leadership giving director on the Women's Leadership Council of the United Way and she joined us to talk about what the council is working on.
Author: Christine McCarthy | March 5, 2015The Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way donated dozens of dresses last year to Cottonwood High School in Murray and Kearns High School. Since then, student body officers students, friends and neighbors have donated both new and used attire, as well as jewelry and accessories.
Author: Deseret News | March 2, 2015Volunteers gather at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School to read books to students as part of Dr. Seuss Day Monday, March 2, 2015. It was also part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative.
Author: Tim Shea | February 22, 2015Social impact bonds — commonly referred to as “pay for success bonds” — are a type of financing in which private investors put up money and manage a public project. They are usually targeted at improving outcomes for at-risk populations, with the end goal of reducing government spending on those populations in the long term.
Author: Lisa Riley Roche | February 14, 2015Legislative leaders and Gov. Gary Herbert are still split over his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, but there's a chance an agreement can be reached before the 2015 Legislature begins meeting Jan. 26. "Next week we are locking ourselves in a room and seeing if we can't come to some sort of idea, compromise agreement," Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said Wednesday at the United Way's annual legislative preview breakfast.
Author: Brittany Graham | February 11, 2015Sarah Anderson, 2-1-1 Operations Manager with United Way 2-1-1 is here to tell us about the program.
Author: Jerilyn Stowe | February 10, 2015February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day, in recognition of the free, user-friendly phone number that serves 90 percent of America's population, and connects some 16 million people a year to critical resources, information, and services.
Author: Utahpolicy.com | February 8, 2015After a nearly 40-year career dedicated to strengthening our community, Deborah Bayle – who has served as the President and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake for the past 15-plus years – has announced her plans to retire in the summer of 2015, UWSL officials confirmed.
Author: Deseret News | February 5, 2015SALT LAKE CITY — Deborah Bayle, who has served as the president and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake for more than 15 years, has announced her plans to retire this summer.
Author: Studio 5 | January 28, 2015Do you have any new or gently used books that your kids don't read anymore? Heather MacDonald, the volunteer and community Engagement Director with United Way of Salt Lake, shares how you can help. For more ways you can help go to uw.org.
Author: Lisa Riley Roche | January 15, 2015Legislative leaders and Gov. Gary Herbert are still split over his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, but there's a chance an agreement can be reached before the 2015 Legislature begins meeting Jan. 26.
Author: Cache Valley Daily | January 14, 2015Top Republicans and Democrats in Utah's House and Senate say expanding Medicaid, raising the gas tax and moving the state prison will be some of the top issues lawmakers will tackle in the upcoming legislative session.
Author: KUER | December 18, 201413 Title-I schools in Salt Lake are now providing on-site after-hours dental clinics thanks to a complex partnership of 11 groups including United Way of Salt Lake and Intermountain Healthcare.
Author: Deseret News | December 18, 2014Intermountain Healthcare has announced a $200,000 grant to United Way of Salt Lake and its 10 collaborative partners to provide oral health care in underserved communities.
Author: Pooja Bhatia | December 15, 2014USA TODAY takes a look a five small cities across the U.S. and how they're finding innovative solutions to big social and environmental issues, including the Social Impact Bond created by United Way of Salt Lake and Goldman Sachs for early childhood education.
Author: Marjorie Cortez | December 4, 2014United Way of Salt Lake receives a $5 million grant from the Daniels Fund to expand the reach of the community school initiative. Find out why this program is becoming the main force for change in our community!
Author: Good 4 Utah | October 30, 2014United Way of Salt Lake Women's Leadership Council (WLC) is inviting everyone to the "Power of Your Purse". It's an annual gala to help the Council in their goal to support and inspire young women to achieve their potential through education.
Author: Morris Murdock Travel | October 6, 2014Morris Murdock Travel and Morris Meetings & Incentives teamed up with United Way for the 22nd annual United Way Day of Caring 2014 Community Partner Project to give the Guadalupe School Community a "Back to School Carnival."