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Letting investors take a shot at curing social ills

Author: John C. Williams | September 23, 2014
The Utah SIB, with the United Way of Salt Lake acting as the intermediary, enabled 600 3- and 4-year-olds to attend high-quality preschool last fall, getting a jump-start on learning so they're ready for kindergarten.

United Day of Caring 2014

Author: Salt Lake Chamber | September 12, 2014
Celebrating 22 years of volunteerism by weeding, picking up trash and building garden beds together as a team.

Day Of Caring

Author: KSL | September 11, 2014
United Way of Salt Lake's 22nd annual Day Of Caring. Jenn Hardman tells us how you can help.

A Day of Caring with Deanie Wimmer and 150 volunteers

Author: Nate Salazar | September 11, 2014
Today South Kearns Elementary participated in the United Way of Salt Lake Day of Caring in commemoration of the National Day of Service. For over 20 years United Way of Salt Lake has sponsored Day of Caring volunteer projects in the Salt Lake and surrounding communities.

United Way's 22nd Annual Day of Caring

Author: good4utah.com | September 11, 2014
Volunteers from all over the state gathered at the Gateway Legacy Plaza for the United Way of Salt Lake City’s 22nd Annual "Day of Caring.”

Utahns mark 22nd annual Day of Caring

Author: The Salt Lake Tribune | September 11, 2014
Volunteers help fill 8,500 backpacks Thursday with school supplies for low-income kids in the Grand Hall at The Gateway shopping center during United Way of Salt Lake’s 22nd annual Day of Caring.

22nd Annual United Way Day of Caring

Author: KUTV.com | September 11, 2014
Over 5,700 volunteers representing 130 local companies will complete 135 one-day service projects. Together, they will complete over 25,000 hours of volunteer service.

United Way Day of Caring 2014

Author: good4utah.com | September 11, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY (Good4Utah) - Thursday the United Way hosts their annual Day of Caring. Over 5,700 volunteers representing 130 local companies will complete 135 one-day service projects. Together, they will complete over 25,000 hours of volunteer service.

Reflections on Collective Impact

Author: Pro Bono Australia | September 10, 2014
Earlier this week I had the privilege of hearing Bill Crim from United Way of Salt Lake, USA, discuss his Collective Impact journey. Like many of us Bill has seen millions of dollars poured into addressing social issues in disadvantaged communities, with some positive results for individual program participants, but no long term change in community wide indicators. In fact, at the community level things have often declined further. Bill calls this ‘the results paradox’.

Take Care Utah network gets $485,000 from feds

Author: Kristen Moulton | September 8, 2014
Take Care Utah will once again help Utah residents, free of charge, find and enroll in private health insurance plans.

Grant funds mental, behavioral health program for at-risk students

Author: Mark Green | September 5, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY – Students at three Title I schools in the Granite School District will have access to a comprehensive mental and behavioral health program thanks to a grant that will provide $300,000 over three years.

School year ends but reading effort continues

Author: Nadine Wimmer | July 23, 2014
Teachers at Roosevelt Elementary told students if they would work hard to meet their reading goals, the school would petition for a helicopter visit.

United Way names 5 new board members

Author: Deseret News | July 1, 2014
United Way of Salt Lake has welcomed five new members to its board of directors, which now comprises 53 leaders.

Community service is for the birds

Author: Danielle Manley | June 25, 2014
Richard Nowak’s crew of young volunteers don’t spend Saturday morning playing video games or watching TV — they pick up garbage for birds.

Employee advocacy is the new power engine for social responsibility goals

Author: Eric Roach | June 21, 2014
The United Way message is an urgent and uplifting one. The social media messages it sends are far more valuable than simple brand impressions: they are an invitation to the world to engage.

A new way to finance early childhood education

Author: Alicia Glen | Huffington Post | June 14, 2014
Financial instruments and preschoolers don't seem like an obvious match, but one stemming from an innovative pairing of the public and private sector offers a promising way to expand access to early education for at-risk children.

School supplies needed

Author: Tom Busselberg | June 13, 2014
School may be out for most students, but there will be those pencils, pens, notebooks, and more that are needed when classes resume in the fall. That’s why United Way of Salt Lake, which includes Davis County, is seeking school supplies for those in need.

'Stuff the Bus' with donated school supplies

Author: Deseret News | June 9, 2014
United Way of Salt Lake is encouraging the community to “Stuff the Bus” and donate school supplies to help 8,500 children get the tools they need to learn.

United Way invites kids to volunteer

Author: Deseret News | June 4, 2014
United Way of Salt Lake is inviting families with children ages 5-18 to participate in its annual Summer of Service.

Collaborative aims to help children's groups speak the same language

Author: Evie Blad | May 28, 2014
A group of national and local organizations announced today the creation of the National Results and Equity Collaborative, a partnership that is designed to make child-focused philanthropy, government efforts, and community support programs more effective by ensuring they are all tracking the same results and sharing effective strategies for confronting social challenges.

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