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United Way of Erie County’s Bi-Annual 211 Helpline Trend Report

Monday Aug 30th, 2021

United Way of Erie County has evolved from its roots as a fundraising organization to a critical community impact organization mobilizing local partners - including businesses, community leaders and residents - to break the cycle of poverty and expand opportunities for people to become self-sufficient.

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United Way of Erie County announces retirement of Bill Jackson

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Wednesday Aug 25th, 2021

Today, United Way of Erie County's board of directors has publicly announced the retirement of Bill Jackson, president and chief professional officer effective December 31, 2021 and the board has named him President Emeritus.  United Way’s board is pleased to announce Laurie B. Root has been promoted to president and chief professional officer of United Way of Erie County effective immediately. 
Bill will be fully involved in assisting with a smooth transition through the end of the year and complete details are attached for your information.

Impact in Action: Supplies for Success

Monday Aug 23rd, 2021

United Way collected $2,045 of monetary donations for the recent Supplies for Success Community Schools Drive.  As of August 20, more than $10,000 worth of supplies have been donated across all community schools.

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United Way names Union City Community School Director

Wednesday Jul 21st, 2021

United Way of Erie County is pleased to announce Union City native Bailey Pituch has been named community school director at Union City Elementary. This comes after United Way first announced the model would be coming to Union City School District, the fourth in Erie County, thanks to support from an anonymous donor and Women United for Community Schools.


Meet Your Neighbor at National Night Out 2021!

Tuesday Jul 20th, 2021

Check out the full list of National Night Out event details! 

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United Way leads accelerated expansion of community schools in City of Erie

Thursday Jul 8th, 2021

Start-up funding paves way for launch of data-driven student success model at five additional schools 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Child Tax Credit Available to Families


Wednesday Jul 7th, 2021

Check if your family is eligible to receive the Child Tax Credit. 

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United Way launches eleventh community school in Erie County

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Monday Jun 28th, 2021

Officials from United Way of Erie County in partnership with Union City School District announced today that Union City Elementary will become United Way’s eleventh community school in Erie County. 


United Way announces 2021 National Night Out grant recipients

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Friday Jun 25th, 2021

United Way is pleased to announce the funding of 19 neighborhood organization events and projects totaling $13,700 in mini-grants.

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JOB POSTING: Senior Director of Community Impact

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Thursday May 20th, 2021

A resume and cover letter sent to jobs@unitedwayerie.org by COB on Friday, June 4, 2021 is required for consideration. 

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National Night Out 2021

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Wednesday May 19th, 2021

It's that time of year where we start accepting applications for our annual National Night Out events and projects.

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United Way Staff Updates

Monday May 17th, 2021

United Way is announcing the following staff updates.  

In June, Cheryl Bates, Program Director for Erie Free Taxes, will retire after more than 10 years at United Way.


Trash to Treasure Sale Set for May 15, 2021


Monday Apr 26th, 2021

It's that time of year again! Students are packing up their dorms and heading home or to next year's living space. Why not donate those items you don't want to take with you to the annual Trash to Treasure sale, located at Erie Hall at Penn State Behrend on May 15 from 7:30AM to Noon. 

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United Way, UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor, Gannon University to announce community school case managers

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Monday Apr 19th, 2021

Officials from United Way of Erie County, UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor, Erie’s Public Schools and Gannon University have announced each of the five Case Managers hired for the Removing Barriers to Learning Through Case Management in Erie’s Community Schools project.

In July 2020, United Way announced a $2 million US Department of Education grant to boost our
community schools initiative. This grant, the largest single award to United Way in the organization’s 105-year history, will further support United Way’s community schools initiative aimed at removing barriers to learning so students and their families can succeed.

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Erie Insurance Giving Network Announces Educational Grant Opportunities

Wednesday Apr 14th, 2021

New Investing in Our Future Grant to Support Individual Educational Success and Lifelong Learning

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Weekly INBrief: March 31, 2021

Monday Mar 29th, 2021

April is Volunteer Recognition Month and we at United Way of Erie County are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who are helping to advance our mission to crush poverty in Erie County.   Thank You! 

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Weekly INBrief: March 17, 2021

Monday Mar 15th, 2021

Who Will Replace the Staggering Number of Jobs Opened by Retirements Investing in children’s education now will help prepare them for positions that will become available when a staggering number of retirements in the workforce will take place in Erie County.

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Diehl leads Read Across Erie County efforts

Friday Mar 12th, 2021

Last school year, Diehl Elementary, a United Way community school, participated in Read Across America Day in a BIG way! Students gathered together in the halls of school to read collectively for 20 minutes, resulting in cumulative reading that energized students and staff! This year, Karen Donnelly, community school director,...

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