Tag: United Way of Northern Arizona

United Way of Northern Arizona — Help us ‘Step Up’ for Youth

| October 22, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona — Help us ‘Step Up’ for Youth

As we announced last month, United Way of Northern Arizona is focusing our Flagstaff efforts so we can Step Up and invest in the Power and Potential of Successful, Resilient Youth . This shift is a re-commitment to those programs and partnerships that assist children from birth through age 18.

Programs like the mentoring provided at Big Brothers Big Sisters in Flagstaff, which is changing the lives of teens who have had brushes with the law, like Brian.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Our New Focus

| September 17, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona — Our New Focus

Thanks to all of you who were able to join us for Wednesday’s United Way of Northern Arizona luncheon. If you weren’t able to attend, we wanted to share with you the exciting announcement about the new direction UWNA will be pursuing – now and in the future.

Welcome to your new United Way of Northern Arizona , where we
Step Up to invest in the Power and Potential of Successful, Resilient Youth .

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Reminder – Luncheon on Sept. 11

| August 27, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona — Reminder – Luncheon on Sept. 11

United Way of Northern Arizona — Exciting Changes Are Happening … Join us for Lunch

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Connections Spotlight: United Way of Northern Arizona’s KinderCamp receives major contribution from Wells Fargo

| July 8, 2019
Connections Spotlight: United Way of Northern Arizona’s KinderCamp receives major contribution from Wells Fargo

This year’s KinderCamp™ classes have just wrapped up, and the program got a terrific graduation present – a $20,000 donation from Wells Fargo.

“We understand the importance of investing in early childhood education for our local youth,” said Wells Fargo District Manager Misty Shepherd. “KinderCamp provides a bridge between each child’s individual early learning experience and the formal kindergarten program. Wells Fargo is proud to support the United Way and its partners in this summer ‘boot camp’ that ensures all students are ready on the first day of kindergarten.”

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United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 31 — Please help – KinderCamp Supply Drive

| June 3, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 31 — Please help – KinderCamp Supply Drive

KinderCamp™ – the one-month “boot camp” that ensures that every child is academically, emotionally and socially ready for kindergarten – begins this week in Flagstaff.

These classrooms of eager young learners at Thomas, Kinsey and Killip elementary schools need your help with supplies ranging from cleaners to Kleenex to kinetic sand.

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United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 3 — Getting Ready for KinderCamp 2019

| May 6, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 3 — Getting Ready for KinderCamp 2019

… For 15 years, UWNA and its community partners have offered KinderCamp™ as a way of leveling the playing field for those who have not had the opportunity to attend preschool

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United Way of Northern Arizona update for Feb. 8 — VITA Dates Announced

| February 11, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona update for Feb. 8 — VITA Dates Announced

United Way of Northern Arizona is again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in several communities to provide FREE help with filing 2018 income tax returns.

IRS-certified volunteers will be helping complete tax returns for  low-to-moderate income households, persons with disabilities and taxpayers with limited English speaking abilities. 

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Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

| November 11, 2018
Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Juried Craft Fair in its 18th year on the campus of NAU! Benefiting United Way of Northern Arizona. The Mountain Campus Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair is a great way to raise money for United Way of Northern Arizona while having fun and finding unique holiday gifts! Juried show (All quality handmade arts and crafts) Free ample parking, Live holiday music, Santa for the kids (Saturday) fun raffle! Helping those in need in Northern Arizona.

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Navajo language and culture to be explored in Sesame Street based show. See more education news here

| September 12, 2018
Navajo language and culture to be explored in Sesame Street based show. See more education news here

here are now over 20 versions of Sesame Street around the world, with puppets that teach children native languages such as “Takalani Sesame” in South Africa, “Ulica Sezamkowa” in Poland and “Iftah Ya Simsin” in Kuwait.

Dr. Shawna Begay and Charmaine Jackson of Naalkid Productions hope that The Navajo Movie Time (Diné Bí Ná’álkid Time) will be the Navajo equivalent to the famed PBS show that has been educating toddlers for years.

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UWNA Celebrates 50 Years with Special KinderCamp™ Drive

| July 5, 2017
UWNA Celebrates 50 Years with Special KinderCamp™ Drive

United Way of Northern Arizona is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special drive for the KinderCamp™ initiative!

The “50 for 50 Drive,” which is separate from the general campaign starting in September, hopes to raise $50,000 for the KinderCamp program in honor of the United Way’s golden anniversary.

“What better way to mark 50 years than to spotlight a program that has lifelong consequences for our local children?” asked Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta, who is chairing the special campaign. 

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