For the more than 25 million low-income public school students in America, summer is often anything but a vacation. Instead of a relaxing break to explore new interests and places, it’s often a time when children, youth and families struggle to find and afford food to eat and a safe place to be.
On May 25 we celebrated Red Nose Day with a fun and silly social media campaign featuring our hilarious staff!
Teachers do so much that it’s only fitting that we take at least one week a year to appreciate them. From homemade crafts to a gift card for coffee or a special treat, every teacher loves to know that they are valued.
You can start your teacher appreciation project with an easy craft like some of these.
The annual assessment of county health rankings was recently released and contains some alarming information for Thurston County residents and decision makers.
The United Way of Thurston County VISTA team serves nine regional non-profit organizations in a variety of programs. Part of the overall goal of the AmeriCorps VISTA program is to provide professional development and support to VISTA members. For the past year, are lucky to have the team led by our VISTA Lead, Ari Rogers. As her term of service ends, we sat down to hear more about how this year has impacted her.
Looking for an activity your whole family will enjoy? Volunteering can be a dynamic, rewarding way to bring everyone together. Whether you’re organizing a food or clothing drive or cleaning up a street or a river, volunteering as a family amplifies your impact on the cause—and gives you some quality time together. Service can get everyone thinking positively and prioritizing what’s important. Plus, you’ll make some great memories!
For almost 10 years, United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) has had the privilege of the support of our skilled volunteer, Cathy King. While her job title is Office Assistant, Cathy is so much more. She brings her 30 years of expertise working for the State of Washington in Human Resources to the organization on a daily basis and has been an integral part of the processes related to all aspects of human resources. She meets with key department personnel to write and post job descriptions of new employment opportunities. She then analyzes and scales applicant submissions. She is often par
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Food, meals and housing support for struggling rural Thurston county residents
Check out the amazing things our Reading Buddies did in 2015-16!
Jason Rubin is an AmeriCorps*VISTA who is finishing up a year of service with the United Way of Thurston County. In a community where 50% of 4th grade students are below standard in Reading, Math, and/or Writing, and 30% of students do not graduate on time, Jason has followed a higher calling to turn struggling readers into high school graduates one reader at a time. The two main goals of their VISTA project were to build capacity in the United Way Reading Buddy program and to support a redesign of the United Way Kindergarten Readiness Calendar.