Tag: United Way of Northern Arizona

United Way of Northern Arizona — Raising A Generation of Readers

| November 24, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Raising A Generation of Readers

Nationally, only 3 in 10 students entering the 4th grade are proficient readers.(1) That’s disheartening enough, but here’s the really scary statistic: children who aren’t reading proficiently by the 4th grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.(2)

Instilling a love of reading is the key to success for our children. It’s the foundation upon which their education is built.

That’s why United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) is proud to partner with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) to make sure children in Coconino, Navajo and Apache counties discover the world of books in those critical years before they enter school.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Why Early Childhood Education is the ‘Golden Ticket’

| November 10, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Why Early Childhood Education is the ‘Golden Ticket’

Your relationship with the United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) is a partnership that creates lasting, positive changes in our community.

Part of UWNA’s role is to do research so that your generous donations are directed to the programs and initiatives that have the most impact. In short, UWNA community investment volunteers work to ensure that you get the best possible return on your investment.

Early childhood development and educationmight represent the best ROI possible today.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Priah Explains It All for You

| November 3, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Priah Explains It All for You

Sometimes as adults, we make things too complicated when they really are quite simple. Like why it’s so important to Live United.

That’s why we asked our friend (and United Way “spokes-kid”) Priah to break it all down and show how your donation to our Annual Campaign changes lives and makes our community stronger.

She has props. She has costumes. She thinks she needs a latte, but we’re not so sure we agree.

Take a break and enjoy this video!

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In Times of Trouble, United Way of Northern Arizona is There

| October 27, 2020
In Times of Trouble, United Way of Northern Arizona is There

What do W. L. Gore & Associates, Wells Fargo, Northern Arizona University, Kinney Construction, Nestle Purina, the City of Flagstaff and Navajo County all have in common?

They are a handful of the companies and organizations that have lent their best and brightest to serve on the United Way of Northern Arizona Board of Directors.

This year we are proud to say that we have 100% participation by our 22-member board in this year’s Annual Campaign.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — 2020 Campaign Kickoff is Here

| October 6, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — 2020 Campaign Kickoff is Here

Click here for the entire e-newsletter     UWNA Launches 2020 Campaign   Hello,   The United Way of Northern Arizona 2020 fundraising campaign is here!   Like most things in 2020, the kickoff to our annual campaign looks a little different than in previous years. COVID-19 means a safe and socially responsible virtual campaign […]

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United Way of Northern Arizona COVID-19 Fund Reaching the Overlooked & Underserved Populations

| September 8, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona COVID-19 Fund Reaching the Overlooked & Underserved Populations

When we started the COVID-19 Fund back in March, our goal was to quickly turn your donations into support for local organizations meeting the basic needs of our residents during this unprecedented time. Our expertise means we can cut down on the ‘red tape’ and rapidly get money to agencies that are highly skilled at meeting this moment.

Your generosity has allowed us to distribute almost $400,000 to local nonprofits including food banks, child care providers and homeless shelters. Often, your gifts have helped communities and populations that are overlooked or underserved.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Attention Past & Future Volunteers!

| July 28, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Attention Past & Future Volunteers!

It’s no secret that one of the reasons the United Way of Northern Arizona has such great impact is our volunteers. They give the most precious resource there is – time – when there’s a crisis, an event, or a program that needs some help.

Simply put, we wouldn’t be able to ‘Step Up for Our Youth’ and our community without them.

We are proud to announce that we now have VolunteerHub, a digital tool for registering volunteers and notifying them when events, opportunities, or emergencies occur, such as:

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United Way of Northern Arizona — KinderCamp™ Adjusts, Expands During COVID-19

| July 7, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — KinderCamp™ Adjusts, Expands During COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused changes and adjustments to all aspects of our lives, and the KinderCamp™ program, one of United Way of Northern Arizona’s signature initiatives to Step Up for Our Youth, is no exception.

Over the past 15 years, this month-long summer session has prepared more than 4,000 incoming kindergarten students academically, socially and emotionally so they are ready to embark on the lifelong adventure of learning. Children are referred to the program if it is felt it would prepare them for the classroom setting and the classes are provided at no cost to the families.

This year, of course, a classroom experience is not feasible, but UWNA and its partners are making it possible for parents and caregivers to bring the program into their homes.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

| June 23, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

A recent report from Save the Children further proves how location can profoundly affect a child’s prospects in this country, and why it is vital that we continue to Step Up for Our Youth in northern Arizona.

The report, called “The Land of Inopportunity,” is a part of the nonprofit’s annual evaluation of how children are faring around the globe. This year, however, Save the Children added a powerful tool that allows regions to see how they measure up – an online interactive map ranking U.S. counties by how well they prioritized and protect children.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Racial Equity and Access to Justice

| June 16, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Racial Equity and Access to Justice

At the United Way of Northern Arizona, we Step Up for Our Youth because we believe in the power and potential they have. Recent events, however, have shown how far we need to go to create a world in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect, enjoys a level playing field, and receives equal justice under the law.

A mix of racism, prejudice and privilege threatens future generations unless it is dealt with now. In this, as in so many things, children will learn from what we choose to do – or the actions we fail to take. To Live United , we need to act on the values we hold dear by helping our youth understand what racism is and how to combat it. In this way, we ensure a better and more equal future for our community and our children.

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