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June 21, 2021 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) -- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) launched its latest 2021 Edition of the 21-Day Equity Challenge on June 19 to build our community’s awareness of the ways that bias, prejudice, privilege, and oppression show up in our work and lives. UWWC is an anti-racist, anti-poverty organziation whose vision is by 2030, your zip code will no longer predict your opportunity in life. At present, in Washtenaw County, it...
ANN ARBOR, MI (June 10, 2021 )-  United Way of Washtenaw County’s Women United (WU) announced awards to eight local organizations who are helping women and families maintain their financial stability and strengthen their communities.    The proceeds of the event fund grants made to local organizations which focus on women’s issues. Recipients included Buenos Vecinos, Destiny and Purpose Community Outreach, Dress for Success, Habitat for Humanity...
ANN ARBOR, MI (May 19, 2021 )- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announced recipients of its Opportunity Fund and Transition Fund grants. UWWC is committed to the health and vitality of this community and to make sure a strong safety net of health and human services is available to people in Washtenaw County.  A total of $625,000 in general operating support in the form of Transition Fund grants was awarded to all local nonprofits that were...
May 17, 2021 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) -- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) hosted its first 21-Day Equity Challenge in January 2020 to build our community’s awareness  of the ways that bias, prejudice, privilege, and oppression show up in our work and lives. UWWC launched a Washtenaw Edition of the Challenge in January of 2020, followed by a COVID-19 Edition of the Challenge in May and a Michigan Edition of the Challenge in August. Due to the...
May 14, 2021 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) -- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) will be hosting its National Day of Action on Friday, June 18, 2021 and would like to invite Washtenaw County community members to participate. Brought to you by United Way of Washtenaw County’s Volunteer Center and the Emerging Philanthropists, Day of Action is a day when UWWC asks you to help put its mission into action by improving the building blocks for a good quality...
 United Way of Washtenaw County launches 2021 21-Day Equity Challenge Toyota to provide lead sponsorship   ANN ARBOR, MI (May 10, 2021) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) invites the community to once again participate in a 21-Day Equity Challenge to build our collective awareness on the ways that bias, prejudice, privilege, and oppression show up in our work and lives. UWWC has a vision that by 2030, your zip code will no longer predict...
May 5, 2021 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) -- United Way of Washtenaw County has presented its annual Volunteer Appreciation awards, which recognize business partners and volunteers who make a difference in our community by giving, advocating, and volunteering. These awards were presented virtually and honored those who helped UWWC advance its vision -- a Washtenaw County where your zip code no longer determines your opportunity in life.  Awards were...
April 29, 2021 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – United Way of Washtenaw County is pleased to announce new board members who will start in May 2021. Each member is committed to advancing the mission and vision of the United Way whereas  by 2030, we aspire to live in a community where your zip code no longer determines your opportunity in life.    The following trustees were elected to the United Way of Washtenaw County board: Cindy Elliott: President, IHA -...
March 3, 2021 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – United Way of Washtenaw County announced that its Opportunity Fund is accepting applications from local non-profit programs. These grant investments provide support for organizations whose work benefits people with low incomes, communities of color, and historically and/or systemically marginalized people.   For over 100 years, your local United Way has been working to create a more equitable Washtenaw County...
For Black History Month, United Way of Washtenaw County recognized over 30 of Washtenaw County’s Black leaders on our social media channels. Each of these organizations makes our community what it is, and we find it important to celebrate these leaders any way we can.     Marquan Jackson - Director of Family Empowerment Program The Family Empowerment Program supports individuals and families through resource navigation and community building in...

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