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Introducing the 2019 United Way Young Leaders Awards Winners

February 7, 2019

More than two months ago, we asked our community to nominate standout young professionals making a difference across the Charlotte region for United Way’s inaugural…

A Community Letter from President & CEO Laura Clark

February 4, 2019

United Way Family –   I stepped into my new role as president and chief executive officer of United Way of Central Carolinas in September…

How 2-1-1 Assists with Community Needs Every Day

February 1, 2019

While most people might consider an emergency a physical or mental issue in need of quick attention, what if the emergency can’t be solved by…

Career Advice Every Young Professional Can Follow

January 30, 2019

Young professionals have been key in developing the community we call home – sharing their voices and collaborating on philanthropic, volunteer and leadership initiatives.  …

Getting Financially Fit with Community Link

January 28, 2019

  Whether it’s instability due to a family crisis, unemployment or a history of financial hardship, we work every day with our network of partners…

Run, Walk or Play to Support United Way

January 24, 2019

Cabarrus Brewing Company, Uwharrie Bank and United Way of Central Carolinas are teaming up for March Forth with United Way, the third annual 5K fundraiser…

More than 1,200 Volunteers Assist Community at United Way MLK Call to Service

January 21, 2019

The cold, rainy weather didn’t stop Laila Sudler, 10, from finding a way to showcase her creativity while getting out of her house to volunteer…

Learning to Build a Culture of Equity and Inclusion with Tutor Charlotte

January 18, 2019

Diversity is one of the greatest strengths in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and in our community. CMS serves students from more than 160 countries, bringing a…

Let’s Chat! United Way Shares Its Financial Stability-Related Impact Work

January 16, 2019

United Way of Central Carolinas joined United Ways across the country on Jan. 16, 2019 for a #UnitedWayChat Twitter discussion to share how we’re helping…

The Impact of Joining United Way to Live United

January 11, 2019

United Way has always been about neighbors helping neighbors, as we envision a community where everyone can achieve their potential. It’s not a vision we…

United Way President, CEO Laura Clark a Leader to Watch in 2019

January 8, 2019

Each year, the Charlotte Business Journal’s editorial staff reflects on Charlotte’s top stories – including the biggest local newsmakers, people who’ve pushed the Queen City…

50 Ways 2-1-1 Serves the Community

January 3, 2019

2-1-1 is a free, confidential hotline that connects people to local health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can…

Let’s Chat! United Way Shares Its Health-Related Impact Work

December 23, 2018

United Way of Central Carolinas joined United Ways across the country on Dec. 11, 2018 for a #UnitedWayChat Twitter discussion to share how we’re helping…

How United Way Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 18, 2018

For many people, New Year’s resolutions are an opportunity to resolve to make changes, accomplish goals and improve lives.   Need a little inspiration for…

Happy Holidays from United Way’s President and CEO

December 14, 2018

On behalf of United Way, we wish you and your family a happy holiday!   As family and friends gather for the holidays, stories of…

5 United Way Partners Building a More Financially Stable Community

December 10, 2018

Across the greater Charlotte region, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and resources they need to become financially stable….

Teaming Up with the ACC to Champion Education

December 5, 2018

Mascots and football legends and a championship game, oh my!   The first weekend of December brings together our community’s love of college football and…

Catching Life Lessons from Panthers Player Torrey Smith During Character Playbook Live

November 29, 2018

It’s not every day that young students get to have a conversation with an NFL star.   But in November, this became reality for more…

Golfers Tee Up For United Way’s Hi.Tech Shootout

November 26, 2018

United Way of Central Carolinas, along with co-hosts Bank of America, BB&T, and Wells Fargo, celebrated another successful Hi.Tech Shootout this year, raising over $1.24 million…

Did You Know? A Look at United Way of Central Carolinas’ History

November 12, 2018

More than 85 years after its emergence, United Way of Central Carolinas, Inc. continues to serve our community to ensure everyone has the opportunity to…

Mobile Market Brings Fresh Food to Renaissance

October 31, 2018

For residents like Ms. Moore, eating well and accessing healthy, affordable groceries on a consistent basis are challenging when living in a lower-income, food insecure…

What Makes a Neighborhood Healthy?

October 29, 2018

Healthy children and families. Thriving economic conditions. Quality education options. It’s all these things and more that give a community the power to shine.  …

More than Donations, Ingersoll Rand’s Community Support Drives Change

October 24, 2018

For Ingersoll Rand, giving back doesn’t stop with donations, or with a singular volunteer activity. With its North American Headquarters just outside of Charlotte in…

Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

October 23, 2018

Grow your heart three sizes this holiday season by giving back and spreading cheer to those who need it most in our community.   From…

Hunger Dinner Gives a Taste of Food Insecurity

October 16, 2018

What’s it like to face food insecurity every day?   For many children and families living in the Charlotte region, access to enough healthy food…