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ANN ARBOR, MI (February 3, 2020) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) hosted a 21-Day Equity Challenge to build our community’s 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 your opportunity in life. At present, in Washtenaw County, it does.    “The United Way believed our community would embrace this challenging work...
United Way of Washtenaw County Announces Molly Dobson as 2020 Woman of the Year Leading Community Philanthropist to be honored at Power of the Purse event March 3, 2020 ANN ARBOR, MI (December 16, 2019) – Leading community philanthropist, Molly Dobson, with a lifetime of giving back to the community, has been selected by United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) Women United group as the 2020 Woman of the Year. Mrs. Dobson will be honored at UWWC’s...
Catchafire Opportunity for Capacity-Building United Way of Washtenaw County and the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders are excited to be co-funding, in partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, to bring the Catchafire platform to Washtenaw County! What is Catchafire?Catchafire is a platform that supports nonprofits around their capacity-building needs. They match highly-skilled professionals who want to donate their time and talent with...
ANN ARBOR, MI (November 12, 2019)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announces recipients of its Opportunity Fund grants.  A total of 13 programs are receiving nearly $200,000 to address the downstream impacts of continued racial and economic inequity in Washtenaw County.  Funded organizations are delivering solutions that prioritize people with low incomes and communities of color.  “UWWC is working towards a time where, in Washtenaw County...
Washtenaw County was recently awarded the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE) and selected to provide free financial services to low-income residents as public service. United Way will partner with the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development in providing these services through our free financial coaching program. The CFE works to improve the financial stability of low-to-moderate income households and embed programs...
  United Way of Washtenaw County is Proud to Announce AmeriCorps Members  ANN ARBOR, MI (October 16, 2019)—To date, more than one million Americans have strengthened their communities through a term of service with AmeriCorps, a branch of the Corporation for National & Community Service.  As part of this nationwide effort, The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) has placed AmeriCorps State members at fifteen...
United Way of Washtenaw County invests $145,000 in Programs that Build Financial Stability   ANN ARBOR, MI (July 15, 2019) –United Way of Washtenaw County announced its grant investments of $145,000 to local agency programs that provide support to increase the financial stability of women, individuals and families with low incomes, and communities of color. This fund was augmented by $42,500 in proceeds from United Way’s annual Power of the...
United Way Awards Varsity Letters for Community Service Bhuvna Murthy awarded a $1,000 scholarship   ANN ARBOR, MI (June 13, 2019) - United Way of Washtenaw County awarded 30 local students with a varsity letter from their local high school in recognition of outstanding community service during the school year at an awards ceremony held on June 6, 2019. This year’s group totaled a record of 6,634 volunteer hours donated back into the community...
We're expecting! We're expecting to donate hundreds of essential baby items that support at-risk mothers. United Way's Community Baby Shower is an annual event that provides basic supplies and support to give babies a healthy start.   United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) is committed to helping move people towards greater financial self-sufficiency and stability. In Washtenaw County, 1 in 3 families struggle to meet the basic needs of their...
During high school years, many students are recognized for the time and effort they put into sports and music. Finding the time to devote to volunteerism can be hard for all of us but especially for teens who are already juggling responsibilities of school, family, sports, work, and other activities. Making time for volunteerism is every bit as important as other commitments that teens have, so United Way dedicates time each spring to recognize...

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