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United Way of Erie - Then & Now

Wednesday Sep 4th, 2019

THEN.

For more than 100 years, United Way of Erie County operated in what is often referred to as a “transaction” based model. That is, we raised monies from the community and allocated it to a relatively small number of programs run by partner organizations.

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Annual Report - Working Differently

Wednesday Sep 4th, 2019

United Way of Erie County has transitioned from the isolated impact approach to the collective impact framework to address the complex challenge of breaking the cycle of poverty in our community.

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Annual Report - Student Success

Wednesday Sep 4th, 2019

United Way of Erie County understands that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. That’s why we focus on student success, from birth, providing the resources and supports so all local children have the opportunity to succeed in school… and in life.

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Annual Report - Family stability

Wednesday Sep 4th, 2019

Family stability is vital to children’s success in school. A child is affected not only by their school environment, but also by what happens out of school, especially at home. Here’s how United Way of Erie County provides resources to help families become and stay stable.

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Erie County’s local Emergency Food and Shelter Board recently met to review applications for Phase 36 Funding.

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 2019

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation. The program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter.

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Good Attendance - A Habit We Should Build as Soon as Children Start School.

Monday Aug 26th, 2019

Chronic Absenteeism is missing 10% or more of the school year – including both excused and unexcused absences. This equates to 18 days per school year, or just 2 days per month.

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Helping Students Succeed This School Year

Wednesday Aug 7th, 2019

Thanks to the nearly 200 volunteers who helped United Way pack 1,500 backpacks with supplies during the 2019 School Supply Pack-A-Thon! Thanks to the generosity of those who participated in the event, more students in Erie County will have the tools they need to succeed this school year! That's LIVING UNITED!

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Job Posting: Community Impact Coordinator

Wednesday Jul 3rd, 2019

The Community Impact Coordinator is an organized, detail-oriented individual. They work with the Vice President, Community Impact; Manager, Community Impact and Director of Education to coordinate all aspects of United Way’s community impact work.

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United Way Announces 2019 Tocqueville Award Recipient

Wednesday Jun 19th, 2019

United Way of Erie County has announced that Gwendolyn White is the 2019 Tocqueville Award recipient. The award will bepresented during the organization’s Leadership Recognition Reception at the Warner Theatre on Thursday, June 20 made possible by Northwest Bank and through a grant from the William M.

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Little Free Library Opens at United Way Offices

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

United Way unveiled a pair of recycled newspaper boxes as their Little Free Library during at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 21. United Way is SO happy to bring another location where children and their families can get FREE books to read in our neighborhood.

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United Way Community Schools Grow to Ten Countywide

Wednesday May 8th, 2019

United Way and Erie’s Public Schools announce Harding and Perry Elementary as newest community schools; name corporate partner

Officials from United Way of Erie County in partnership with Erie’s Public Schools have announced Harding Elementary and Perry Elementary will be transformed into community schools, bringing the total number of schools included in the partnership to ten countywide....

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10 Lucky Donors Awarded United Way workplace giving incentive prizes

Tuesday May 7th, 2019

United Way of Erie County announced the winners of the 2018 Campaign Incentive Prizes.

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2019 Book Drive Public Drop Off Locations

Tuesday Mar 26th, 2019

NEW BOOKS ONLY, PLEASE! 

Achievement Center
4950 W 23rd St. Erie, PA 16506
M-F 8 am-5 pm
Allstate Insurance - Matt Barczyk Agency
3309 Liberty St. Erie, PA 16508
M-F 9 am-5 pm
Ambridge Rose Spa and Salon
3344 W 26th St.

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Erie FREE Taxes can still help you file your 2018 tax returns.

Monday Mar 25th, 2019

Do you still need to file your 2018 tax returns? Erie FREE Taxes has a limited number of free tax prep sites available that can help you meet the April 15, 2019 tax filing deadline. Locations:

Horan Garden Apartments, 730 Tacoma Rd. , Erie

GECAC, 18 W. 9 St.

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Join United Way's Team as an Americorps VISTA

Tuesday Mar 19th, 2019

Do you want to help crush poverty in Erie County? Do you want to play an integral role in United Way of Erie County’s Community Schools and Raising Readers initiatives?

 If so, apply for our Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA project! Program benefits include: Relocation Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service, Training, Childcare assistance if...

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United Way names Mercyhurst University as Lead Partner at Diehl Elementary

Friday Mar 15th, 2019

UNITED WAY AND ERIE’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNOUNCE LEAD PARTNER AT DIEHL ELEMENTARY 
WITH PLANS TO HIRE SCHOOL DIRECTOROfficials from United Way of Erie County in partnership with Erie’s Public Schools are moving ahead with the transformational student success initiative known as community schools at Diehl Elementary, the organization’s eighth school countywide....

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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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