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United Way of Erie County and Erie’s Public Schools officials announced the corporate partners for Diehl Elementary School at a press conference on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Companies making up the coalition include: Accudyn, American Tinning and Galvanizing, Custom Engineering, Lincoln Recycling, McInnes Rolled Rings, Reddog Industries, Smith Provision and Team Hardinger. At United Way, we know education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty in our community. That is why in...

Friday, November 9, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania presented its highest annual award, the Keystone Spirit of United Way award, to Erie County resident Thomas B. Hagen at a celebration hosted by Erie Insurance on September 12, 2018.   The Keystone Spirit of United Way Award was created by the United Way of Pennsylvania to recognize exceptional and sustained volunteer and philanthropic leadership. The criteria for selection of an honoree reflect a philanthropic impact and personal commitment of time...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Would you like to help fellow tax filers keep more of their hard-earned money at tax time? Would you like to give them a chance to save money for an emergency fund or their children’s education, or to buy a home?   Become an IRS-certified VITA volunteer tax preparer. Free IRS training is provided. No previous experience is required. Volunteer tax site assignments are available at the 4 NINE Center.   Gain experience, meet new people, and help your community! Become a VITA volunteer.   Contact...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

United Way Erie FREE Taxes VITA Site Coordinator Needed   Temporary, part time, VITA site supervisor positions available in Erie and Union City, PA. Two days per week, up to five hours per day, January, 2019 through mid-April, 2019. $13 per hour.    Responsibilities include: provide on-site supervision of volunteer tax preparers; manage all tax site operations;  prepare tax returns; attend free, mandatory IRS certification and software trainings.     Requirements include: two years tax...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

  We are excited to share with you PA 2-1-1 Northwest’s first Annual Report. Before 2-1-1 was available, many people in our local communities struggled to find the resources they needed. Many folks just didn’t know where to even start. That has all changed now that we are able to provide an up-to date, quality service for people in need. While we will continue to grow and improve service, we have already accomplished a lot in our first year: Making it easier for people to find help Because...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

RELEASE July 31, 2018 — For far too long, the barriers to learning for children living in poverty have been ignored or addressed with a “Band-Aid” or isolated impact approach. This is unacceptable. We as a community cannot be reactive anymore. That is why United Way of Erie County representatives announced a total investment of $3.2 million dollars in 2018-2019 funding, including new Community Impact grants during a press conference today. In addition to existing United Way investments...

Monday, July 30, 2018

A night out against crime, 18 events supported by United Way planned throughout Erie County Nearly 6,500 neighbors throughout Erie County will spend a little quality time with each other on Tuesday, August 7 thanks to United Way of Erie County. United Way’s support of National Night Out dates back to 2004 and since that time funding has been provided to organizations, neighborhood associations and watch groups annually. This year, eighteen collaborative groups have received funding from...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Officials from United Way in partnership with Girard and Iroquois School Districts are moving ahead with the transformational student success initiative known as community schools at two additional elementary schools in Erie County. Community schools are places where resources from the community are used to improve student success. Community schools offer programs that focus on health and social services for students and parents. Rather than sending students to services throughout the city and...

Monday, July 2, 2018

On Wednesday, June 20th, Women Driving Philanthropy will announce the 2018 benefiting cause. A press conference will be held at Erie Arts & Culture, 23 West 10th Street, at 10 a.m. This announcement comes almost two months before the annual Women Driving Philanthropy (WDP) golf outing at the Lawrence Park Golf Club, which will take place on Monday, August 27th. Those interested in participating in the golf outing are encouraged to visit the WDP web page. Last year’s women-only golf...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

United Way of Erie County has announced that James E. Martin is the 2018 Tocqueville Award recipient. The award will be presented to him during a reception ceremony at the Warner Theatre on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to our community through personal leadership and long-time commitment. The award reception brings together Tocqueville Society (donors of $10,000+ annually), Leadership Giving Society ($1,000+ annually) and Young Leaders...

Monday, June 4, 2018

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