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L to R: Bill Jackson, United Way of Erie County president, Bea Habursky, Erie's Public Schools assistant superintendent, Beth Zimmer, Innovation Collaborative managing director, County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Dean Maynard, IU5 Executive Director United Way of Erie County has announced support of the Innovation Collaborative and Erie Public Schools pilot program Ice House Entrepreneurship Training, developed by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI). ELI’s main focus is to instill...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  Community Schools are a student success initiative of United Way of Erie County. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Operations of the Boys and Girls Club, the Community School Coordinator has the general responsibility to assist in the planning, implementing, evaluating and delivery of a broad range of programs at Edison Elementary, which is a Community School. The Coordinator is also responsible for assuring the safety, supervision, and security of all participating students...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Family Services of NW PA to serve in top role for student success initiative at Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary At Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School on Monday, September 25, officials from United Way of Erie County in partnership with Erie’s Public Schools announced Family Services of NW PA has been confirmed as the lead partner in the community schools initiative at that location. In the community school model, community-based organizations serve as Lead Partners, helping to mobilize community...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Referral service now available around the clock in Erie, Venango & Warren Counties United Way’s PA 2-1-1 Northwest information and referral service connecting people in need to social services is now operating on a 24/7/365 basis. 2-1-1 service was initially launched by United Way of Erie County on May 23, 2017 with service originally available 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. It was anticipated that service would expand to 24-hour coverage by the end of 2017. “We’re pleased that...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Welcome back events planned at four United Way community schools On Monday, August 28 a historic new school year will begin for Erie’s Public Schools students throughout United Way’s community schools. The day represents a fresh start for the children in our community. To ensure the school year kicks off enthusiastically, partners at four community school sites will gather to welcome students back with cheering, warm smiles and words of encouragement as part of planned “Red Carpet” events...

Friday, August 25, 2017

Dynamic trio join ranks as United Way’s newest team members L to R: Emily Francis, community impact manager, Nick Cianci, development officer and Lisa Fischer, campaign accounts manager. Photo courtesy of Erie Times News.    Erie, PA – United Way is pleased to announce several staffing updates within the organization. First, the promotion of Mike Jaruszewicz to vice president of community impact. Jaruszewicz joined United Way as a campaign representative in 2010 and served as community...

Friday, August 11, 2017

NFL TICKETS SILENT AUCTION! United Way of Erie County is holding a silent auction for the September 10th  Steelers vs. Browns game at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Thanks to generous donors Kathy and Steve Findlay, two club level tickets and parking pass will be available for online bidding until August 31st. Kickoff is at 1:00pm!   Don't miss this amazing opportunity!    Place your bid here!

Friday, August 11, 2017

For many children in the Erie region, especially those from lower income households, obtaining necessary school supplies can be a real challenge. Not having these educational tools can be an obstacle to becoming successful during the school year.   United Way is committed to helping ensure students succeed and enter the coming school year ready to learn! And, YOU can help children throughout Erie County go back to school prepared. Companies and individuals are invited to participate in United...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

United Way of Erie County has announced that James “Jim” B. Ohrn is the 2017 Tocqueville Award recipient. The award will be presented to him during United Way’s Leadership Recognition Reception sponsored by Northwest Bank and the William M. and Frances Schuster Fund at The Erie Community Foundation on Tuesday, June 20 at The Warner Theatre. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to our community through personal leadership and long-time commitment. The award dinner...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

United Way of Erie County announced the winners of the 2016 Campaign Incentive Prizes. The winners were notified in May when United Way officials and the prize sponsors surprised individuals at work.   Six lucky contributors of $156 or more to United Way during the 2016 Campaign learned they were the winners of this year’s incentive prizes: Ms. Cheryl O'Leary of Custom Engineering  won two roundtrip airplane tickets courtesy of Erie International Airport, Tom Ridge Field. Ms. Allison Spade...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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