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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

On Thursday, May 31 at 10 a.m., Erie's Public Schools seventh grade students from Woodrow Wilson, Strong Vincent and East Middle Schools will participate in the Ice House Showcase Event at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center at Mercyhurst University. The event will include a student forum presentation, display tours and a panel discussion.   The Ice House program, a partnership of Erie’s Public Schools, United Way of Erie County, the Innovation Collaborative and IU5, was launched as a...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER PROGRAM FUNDING OPPORTUNITY As a lead convener, United Way of Erie County is announcing the following funding opportunity for eligible Erie County agencies on behalf of the Erie County Emergency Food & Shelter Board. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is soliciting proposals for Phase 35 Funding. The intent of this program is for the purchase of food and shelter, to supplement and expand current available resources. Funds should not be used to...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

United Way of Erie County announced the winners of the 2017 Campaign Incentive Prizes. The winners were notified in May when United Way officials and the prize sponsors surprised individuals at work.   Seven lucky contributors of $156 or more to United Way during the 2017 Campaign learned they were the winners of this year’s incentive prizes: Ms. Autumn Klimek of Rice Avenue Middle School won a $1,000 CITGO gas card courtesy of Country Fair. Mr. Joseph Parker of Morris Coupling won two Peak’...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

On behalf of the Girard Community School Partnership, United Way of Erie County invites interested community-based organizations to respond to a Community School Lead Partner Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Responses to this RFQ should be emailed to Emily Francis (emily@unitedwayerie.org), Community Impact Manager at United Way of Erie County, by 8:00am on Monday, May 28. We understand that interest in becoming a Lead Partner may require approval by your organization’s Board of Directors....

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

GIVE IT UP FOR GOOD! Share your treasures and find some of your own at Penn State Behrend’s 7th Annual Trash to Treasure Sale!   This rummage sale allows students, faculty and community members to purchase a variety of affordable priced, gently used items. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to donate clean, gently used and working items including athletic equipment, clothing, cleaning supplies, computers, light fixtures, carpets, toys, printers, fans, furniture, stereos...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Got children's books? Help kids beat the summer slide. Studies show that access to books during the summer prevents a drastic loss in reading skills - especially for kids in need. All books will be dispersed to United Way’s partner elementary and middle schools throughout Erie County. Books donated should be new or gently used and for children ages 5-14 (grades K-8) only. The drive will be running April 1-25. Make it easy by using and sharing this Amazon Wish List: https://amzn.com/w/...

Monday, March 19, 2018

I Think I can, I think can The Erie Playhouse Youtheatre PLAYtime project, in partnership with United Way of Erie County’s Imagination Library is happy to present FREE family-friendly performances of The Little Engine that Could. This is the first book all children enrolled in United Way’s Imagination Library receive when they enroll in the countywide early literacy program. PLAYtime, funded by United Way of Erie County, was born as a result of inspiration from the Imagination Library and...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

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