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COMMUNITY IMPACT COORDINATOR The Community Impact Coordinator is an organized, detail-oriented individual. They work with the Vice President, Community Impact; Manager, Community Impact and Director of Education to coordinate all aspects of United Way’s community impact work. This person is directly involved in supporting Community Schools and Raising Readers and understands United Way’s role as the backbone organization for these collective impact initiatives. They provide administrative...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

United Way of Erie County has announced that Gwendolyn White is the 2019 Tocqueville Award recipient. The award will be presented during the organization’s Leadership Recognition Reception at the Warner Theatre on Thursday, June 20 made possible by Northwest Bank and through a grant from the William M. & Frances Schuster Fund at the Erie Community Foundation. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to our community through personal leadership and long-time commitment...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

United Way unveiled a pair of recycled newspaper boxes as their Little Free Library during at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 21. United Way is SO happy to bring another location where children and their families can get FREE books to read in our neighborhood.   SPECIAL THANKS FOR HELPING MAKE UNITED WAY’S LITTLE FREE LIBRARY POSSIBLE:   Erie Times News Artists Sara and Randy Harris Chris Trott of Second Chance Restoration Amy & Andy Miller, owners of A&A Lawncare and Outdoor Services...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

United Way and Erie’s Public Schools announce Harding and Perry Elementary as newest community schools; name corporate partner Officials from United Way of Erie County in partnership with Erie’s Public Schools have announced Harding Elementary and Perry Elementary will be transformed into community schools, bringing the total number of schools included in the partnership to ten countywide. Community schools are places where resources from the community are used to improve academic student...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    United Way of Erie County announced the winners of the 2018 Campaign Incentive Prizes. The winners were notified via Prize Surprize in May when United Way officials and the prize sponsors surprised individuals at work! Check out our Facebook page for all of the fun! Ten lucky contributors of $156 or more to United Way during the 2018 workplace giving campaign learned they were the winners of this year’s incentive prizes: Mr. Dennis Rodland of St. Vincent Hospital won a $1,000 CITGO gas ...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

NEW BOOKS ONLY, PLEASE! Achievement Center 4950 W 23rd St. Erie, PA 16506 M-F 8 am-5 pm Allstate Insurance - Matt Barczyk Agency 3309 Liberty St. Erie, PA 16508 M-F 9 am-5 pm Ambridge Rose Spa and Salon 3344 W 26th St. Erie, PA 16506 M-Th 9 am-7 pm, F 9 am-5 pm & Sat 9 am-2 pm American Tinning & Galvanizing Co 552 W 12th St. Erie, PA 16512-1599 M-F 8 am-3:45 pm Erie Water Works - 12th St 240 W 12th St. Erie, PA 16501 M-F 7:30 am-3 pm Erie Water Works - Bayfront 340 W Bayfront Pkwy. Erie...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Do you still need to file your 2018 tax returns? Erie FREE Taxes has a limited number of free tax prep sites available that can help you meet the April 15, 2019 tax filing deadline. Locations: Horan Garden Apartments, 730 Tacoma Rd., Erie GECAC, 18 W. 9 St., Erie MCRC, 554 E. 10 St., Erie Erie Federal Credit Union-Members Only: 3503 Peach St., Erie   Schedules: Horan: appointments (through 4/13) : Wed., 2-7pm; Fri., Noon-4pm; Sat., 10am-3pm  GECAC: walk-ins (through 4/11): T/W/Th, 9-...

Monday, March 25, 2019

Do you want to help crush poverty in Erie County? Do you want to play an integral role in United Way of Erie County’s Community Schools and Raising Readers initiatives?   If so, apply for our Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA project! Program benefits include: Relocation Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service, Training, Childcare assistance if eligible, Living Allowance, Health Coverage, choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

United Way and Erie’s Public Schools announce lead partner at Diehl Elementary with plans to hire school director Officials from United Way of Erie County in partnership with Erie’s Public Schools are moving ahead with the transformational student success initiative known as community schools at Diehl Elementary, the organization’s eighth school countywide. Community schools are places where resources from the community are used to improve student success. Community schools offer programs that...

Friday, March 15, 2019

United Way of Erie County continues to facilitate the implementation of a $250,000 Erie Community Foundation Shaping Tomorrow grant focused on increasing school attendance at Community Schools in the City of Erie. Strategies include the following: conducting a comprehensive education and awareness campaign; identifying, improving, and promoting the safest walking routes to each school; and piloting “walking school buses” along the safe routes. United Way’s work is currently focused on...

Friday, March 1, 2019

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