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Back-to-School: Strong Attendance Leads to Student Success

July 30, 2019

The more kids are at school, the more opportunities they have to learn and build the skills and knowledge they need for life.   In…

Get the Answers: FAQs about United Way of Central Carolinas

July 24, 2019

Every day, United Way of Central Carolinas harnesses the power of collective giving to fight against the community’s most daunting social challenges and support children,…

Let’s Chat! United Way Shares Its Childhood Success Impact Work

July 19, 2019

United Way of Central Carolinas joined United Ways across the country on July 17, 2019 for a #UnitedWayChat Twitter discussion to share how we’re ensuring…

How Children Are Succeeding in Charlotte’s Grier Heights Neighborhood

July 15, 2019

Childhood success starts with the neighborhood we grow up in.   Grier Heights, a historically middle-income black community located just three miles south of uptown…

7 Ways to Impact Early Childhood Education by Volunteering

July 10, 2019

United Way fights to empower every child to succeed in school and life. We do this by working with a network of community agencies and…

Achieve All Year: Summer Studying for Classroom Comprehension

July 2, 2019

School may be out but learning doesn’t stop in the summertime!   United Way is committed to year-round childhood success throughout the greater Charlotte region,…

5 Tips for Encouraging Children to Read

June 26, 2019

Early learning experiences including reading are a large part of children’s intellectual development. In fact, reading proficiency in third grade is a significant predictor of…

Strengthening Communities Through United Way Day of Action

June 21, 2019

Giving back. Getting involved. Lending a hand.   Each June, United Way Day of Action mobilizes the caring power of volunteers in more than 400…

18 Ways to Volunteer across the Charlotte Region

June 11, 2019

As United Way’s Hands On Charlotte transitions to a new volunteer model and sunsets the traditional calendar program, sign-ups for individual projects will no longer…

7 Myths About Volunteering

June 5, 2019

Contributing to peers, neighbors and the community by volunteering is important at every age. We’re addressing some common volunteerism misconceptions so you don’t miss out…

United Way Commends Cabarrus County Donors and Volunteers

May 28, 2019

The generosity and dedication United Way donors and volunteers show in Cabarrus County is one-of-a-kind.   Continuing an annual tradition, United Way celebrated its top…

Letter to the community: Aligning our volunteerism model for greater impact

May 23, 2019

Since Hands On Charlotte created our first calendar volunteer projects in the spring of 1991, back when we mailed a monthly newsletter to people’s homes…

Local Firms Awarded in Second Annual Accounting & Consulting Cup Competition

May 16, 2019

Over the past year, accounting and consulting firms in our region have joined United Way in helping to create stronger neighborhoods, improve the systems that…

United Way Gives Thanks to Mooresville-Lake Norman Donors and Volunteers

May 15, 2019

The commitment and passion United Way donors and volunteers show in the Mooresville-Lake Norman area is invaluable.   Continuing an annual tradition, United Way celebrated…

Let’s Chat! United Way Shares Its Youth Success Impact Work

May 9, 2019

United Way of Central Carolinas joined United Ways across the country on May 8, 2019 for a #UnitedWayChat Twitter discussion to share how we’re ensuring…

5 United Way Partners Committed to Youth Success

May 1, 2019

Each day, United Way works to ensure every young person across the greater Charlotte region has the knowledge, skills and experiences to create a successful…

How to Make a Difference as a Tutor in Our Community

April 26, 2019

One of the most effective ways to help children achieve academically is through dedicated, one-on-one instruction. Through various tutoring opportunities, United Way partners provide ways…

4 Ways the Community Came Together During United Way Volunteer Week

April 22, 2019

Hundreds of volunteers across the Charlotte community answered the call during United Way Volunteer Week, April 5-13, uniting in service and taking action through the…

Let’s Chat! United Way Shares Its Impact Through Volunteerism

April 19, 2019

United Way of Central Carolinas joined United Ways across the country on April 10, 2019 for a #UnitedWayChat Twitter discussion to recognize and celebrate volunteers…

Volunteers Mobilize Across Community for Hands On Charlotte Day

April 17, 2019

Ever since she was a little girl, Brittany Bumphus has liked helping people in her community. Now an adult with a successful career in Charlotte,…

Driving Employee Engagement Through Volunteerism

April 15, 2019

Supporting the community through volunteerism is a value more and more companies in the Charlotte region are intentionally including in their workplace culture, and rightly…

Boosting engagement through unique volunteer initiatives

April 12, 2019

It’s no surprise to business leaders that engaged employees make better team members. Increasingly, people want to work for companies and organizations that give back…

Is volunteering the new happy hour?

April 11, 2019

For centuries, the workforce has engaged in after-hours events to relax from a hard day’s work and get to know colleagues on a more personal…

Local Volunteers Honored at United Way Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

April 10, 2019

Every day, volunteers play an integral role in strengthening communities and making a difference in the lives of others.   United Way of Central Carolinas…

Hundreds of volunteers pitch in for 16th annual Charlotte Playground Build

April 8, 2019

Despite gray clouds and rain showers, hundreds of volunteers were not deterred from building a student-designed playground in one day at Barringer Academic Center in…