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United Way Safe Routes to School Walkability Studies Being Conducted with Gannon University, Erie's Public Schools

Friday Mar 1st, 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.

2-1-1 Day on February 11 celebrates United Way's human service helpline

Friday Feb 8th, 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.

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Erie Imagination Library Research published in Reading Psychology

Tuesday Jan 15th, 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.

UNITED WAY’S 2-1-1 HUMAN SERVICE HELP LINE AVAILABLE 24/7/365

Friday Jan 11th, 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.

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Erie FREE Taxes 2019 Filing Season Kicks Off January 19

Thursday Jan 10th, 2019

Once again, United Way Erie FREE Taxes will kick-off the tax filing season with free tax preparations at three different locations in the City of Erie.

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United Way announces Diehl elementary as eighth community school

Friday Nov 9th, 2018

United Way of Erie County and Erie’s Public Schools officials announced the corporate partners for Diehl Elementary School at a press conference on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

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Hagen honored with 2018 United Way of PA Keystone Spirit of United Way Award

Wednesday Sep 12th, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania presented its highest annual award, the Keystone Spirit of United Way award, to Erie County resident Thomas B. Hagen at a celebration hosted by Erie Insurance on September 12, 2018.

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Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed

Thursday Aug 30th, 2018

Would you like to help fellow tax filers keep more of their hard-earned money at tax time? Would you like to give them a chance to save money for an emergency fund or their children’s education, or to buy a home? Become an IRS-certified VITA volunteer tax preparer.

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Erie FREE Taxes Site Coordinator Needed

Thursday Aug 30th, 2018

Temporary, part time, VITA site supervisor positions available in Erie and Union City, PA. Two days per week, up to five hours per day, January, 2019 through mid-April, 2019. $13 per hour.

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United Way Releases First PA 2-1-1 Northwest Annual Report

Tuesday Aug 7th, 2018

 

We are excited to share with you PA 2-1-1 Northwest’s first Annual Report. Before 2-1-1 was available, many people in our local communities struggled to find the resources they needed. Many folks just didn’t know where to even start.

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United Way of Erie County Announces $3.2 Million Total Investment to Crush Poverty

Tuesday Jul 31st, 2018

RELEASE July 31, 2018 — For far too long, the barriers to learning for children living in poverty have been ignored or addressed with a “Band-Aid” or isolated impact approach. This is unacceptable. We as a community cannot be reactive anymore.

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2018 National Night Out

Wednesday Jul 25th, 2018

A NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME, 18 EVENTS SUPPORTED BY UNITED WAY PLANNED THROUGHOUT ERIE COUNTY

Nearly 6,500 neighbors throughout Erie County will spend a little quality time with each other on Tuesday, August 7 thanks to United Way of Erie County.

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United Way's Community Schools Initiative Gains Countywide Momentum

Monday Jul 2nd, 2018

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.

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Women Driving Philanthropy to Announce 2018 Supporting Cause

Wednesday Jun 13th, 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.

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United Way funded Middle School Ice House Showcase to be held May 31

Wednesday May 30th, 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.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Thursday May 17th, 2018

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.

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9 Lucky Donors Awarded United Way workplace giving incentive prizes

Thursday May 10th, 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.

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Girard Community School Lead Partner Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Tuesday May 8th, 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.

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2018 Tocqueville Award Recipient Announced

Friday May 4th, 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.

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Behrend's Trash to Treasure Sale Set for May 12

Wednesday Apr 25th, 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.

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