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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

Monday, February 11 is PA 2-1-1 Day. This is a day to celebrate all of the life-changing ways United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline services the residents of Northwest Pennsylvania, and to encourage more to utilize the service available to them. United Way of Erie County, who administers the service for the Northwest PA region, will host an event for service providers at The Nonprofit Partnership from 9am - 11am on 2-1-1 Day. More information   2-1-1 information and referral service is the social service...

Friday, February 8, 2019

A recently published research study titled “'Dream More, Care More, Learn More, and Be More’: The Imagination Library Influencing Storybook Reading and Early Literacy,” in Reading Psychology confirms the positive impact the Imagination Library program has on kindergarten literacy. This research is based on the initial research findings in Erie County’s experience with the Imagination Library and children entering kindergarten after only two years of implementation. The research was conducted...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

United Way's 2-1-1 is committed to helping those in the Northwest PA region impacted by the federal government shutdown. Furloughed federal employees and government contractors in need of social services and individuals with questions about availability of public benefits can call 2-1-1 or visit PA211NW.org to get help.  2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people from all communities to a specialist who can help find local health and human services, 24...

Friday, January 11, 2019

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