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Erie Insurance announced as additional corporate partner to support Pfeiffer-Burleigh School L to R: Shantel Hilliard, Booker T. Washington Center associate director, Karin Ryan, Pfeiffer-Burleigh principal, Ann Scott, Erie Insurance community outreach manager and Gary Bukowski, Sarah Reed Children's Center associate vice president of development Officials from Erie’s Public Schools in partnership with United Way of Erie County have announced Erie Insurance as an additional confirmed corporate...

Monday, October 31, 2016

  United Way Erie FREE Taxes is seeking temporary, part time tax preparers located at the 4 NINE Center, 103 Clay Street in North East, PA. Hours include Tuesdays and Fridays, 4-8 pm; Saturdays, 10am-2 pm from Jan. 31, 2017 through April 15, 2017.  Pay rate: $11.50/hr.  Responsibilities:  prepare in-person federal, state, local tax returns for VITA-eligible tax filers.  Requirements:  complete IRS training and testing; obtain IRS-volunteer tax preparer certification;  demonstrate excellent...

Friday, October 21, 2016

United Way Erie FREE Taxes is seeking temporary, part time tax filing site coordinators. These are tax site supervisory positions available in Erie, Corry, and Union City. PA. Two days per week, five hours per day, January, 2018-mid April, 2018. Responsibilities include:  Attend free, mandatory IRS certification and software training; provide onsite supervision of volunteer tax preparers; prepare tax returns; manage all tax site operations.  Requirements: obtain IRS certification; two years...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Erie’s Public Schools and United Way Announce Lead Partners in Community SchoolsInitiative to hire five full time directors in the City of Erie   Erie, PA – October 5, 2016 – At a press conference today, officials from Erie’s Public Schools in partnership with United Way of Erie County announced the Lead Partner organizations selected for Erie’s community schools initiative as well as plans to hire a full time director for each of the five pilot schools. The community school model, launched...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Each year, trained VITA volunteer tax preparers help tax filers in our community keep more of their hard-earned money.  Our volunteers prepare income tax returns for FREE at more than 20 locations throughout the county while helping eligible tax filers claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).   But volunteering isn’t simply about doing people’s taxes for free.  It’s about helping families work towards financial stability.  For some, the EITC will give them the funds needed to start an...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LORD Corporation announced as additional corporate partner to support McKinley Elementary At McKinley Elementary School on Friday, September 9, officials from Erie’s Public Schools in partnership with United Way of Erie County will announce LORD Corporation as an additional confirmed corporate partner in the Community Schools initiative. The community school model is a strategy for organizing school and community resources around student success. A community school is both a place and set of...

Friday, September 9, 2016

75,000 meals for families facing hunger in Erie County – that is how United Way of Erie County plans to kick off its 2016 workplace giving campaign thanks to event sponsor Curtze Food Service. Hunger is an issue affecting every size community today, both locally and nationally. In Erie County, one in three people seek out food pantries, soup kitchens and other meal programs. United Way remains committed to providing a safety net of service for those who need help today while working hard to...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  At a press conference today, officials from Erie’s Public Schools in partnership with United Way of Erie County announced the first cohort of schools selected for Erie’s community schools initiative. The community school model is a strategy for organizing school and community resources around student success. A community school is both a place and set of partnerships that help address health, wellness and the social needs of students and their families. The goals of community schools are to...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Erie’s Future Fund was created in 2011, an outgrowth of the Erie Community Foundation’s Early Childhood Advisory Panel in partnership with United Way of Erie County, Success By 6, members of the Early Learning Investment Commission (ELIC) and Erie Together. Leaders from the foundation, corporate, nonprofit and civic sectors sought to address growing concerns about the lack of school readiness among many children entering kindergarten, and the significant impact this was having now, and would...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

United Way of Erie County is partnering with Erie’s Public Schools and Cumulus Media to "Stuff the Bus" at New Motors. Please consider donating school supplies for children in need at Edison Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Pfeiffer Elementary and Wayne School, the four pilot Community Schools in the City of Erie. New Motors on upper Peach is hosting “Stuff the Bus” Friday, July 29-Wednesday, August 3 and want YOU to donate school supplies! New school supplies of any kind would be greatly...

Friday, July 29, 2016

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