April 2018 e-Newsletter

We Are United Way

Happy National Volunteer Week!

From our staff here at United Way of Lake County, we’d like to say “Thank You” to our incredible volunteers! Throughout this week, we will be recognizing four SUPER volunteers for their outstanding work in Lake County on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages.

Help us in congratulating the following:

• Outstanding Long-Term Volunteer: Mark Anderson, AbbVie
• Outstanding Community Volunteer: Steve Carlson, Lake County Government
• Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Group: Women United of Lake County
• Outstanding Corporate Partner: Snap-On Credit

Our work is simply not possible without our volunteers and we are truly grateful for the dedication, time and the talent of people, like you.

Follow us on social media to ensure our volunteers
feel appreciated this week!


Click the button below to view a video of our staff thanking our AMAZING volunteers. We hope it brings a smile to your face!

View Video.

Annual Meeting

You’re Invited

Join us for United Way of Lake County’s Annual Meeting event on Tuesday, May 15 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.! Enjoy a delicious reception at our Conference Center while networking with other Lake County leaders and advocates.

During the event, you’ll hear about United Way’s successful work in the community and watch the premiere of our 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Recognition video.

Registration is free, we just ask that you RSVP by Monday, May 14. We hope to see you there!

RSVP to Event.

Annual Report

We’re Pleased To Present Our 2017 Annual Report

Thanks to your generosity and kindness, we are transforming communities by bringing together people who have the passion, the expertise, and the resources needed to get things done.

We are proud of all that we have achieved together and extend our deepest thanks for the financial resources our supporters have entrusted us with to create lasting change for children and families in Lake County.

View Annual Report.

Join Our Team

We’re Hiring

We are currently hiring for a Community Impact Coordinator who will support our Reading Success Program and volunteer engagement efforts. This is a 30-hour a week position with benefits.

Interested? Click the button below to learn more.

Learn More About C.I. Position.

YLoD Students

Young Ladies of Distinction Visit Rosalind Franklin University

We would like to thank the staff and students at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science for hosting the Young Ladies of Distinction, a student group from Abbott Middle School in Waukegan, on an educational and memorable tour of their campus!

College field trips are an initiative under our Stay In School Program that focuses on helping youth and their families overcome barriers to graduation.

View Photos of Event.

Summer Internship Opportunities

Summer Internship Opportunities At United Way

Looking for opportunities to keep your kids busy during their summer break? United Way offers several hands-on internship opportunities for college students, working both in our office and in the community.

Learn More About Opportunities.

Baby Yoga

Better Together Families Participate In Baby Yoga Session

Our Better Together Program, an initiative developed to increase the services available for North Chicago families with children birth to 3-years-old, recently held a special yoga session. You won’t want to miss the adorable photos and video we were able to capture.

Better Together is made possible through the joint support and effort of the Green Bay Early Childhood Center, Women United of Lake County and our Success By 6 Program.

View Video of Better Together.

Michelle Crombie

Happy Anniversary, Michelle!

Last month, we celebrated Michelle Crombie’s 25th anniversary working at United Way of Lake County! As our Vice President of Community Impact, Michelle develops long-term solutions for our community and leads our programming efforts.

Learn more about Michelle and her work here are United Way by clicking below.

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