March 2019 e-Newsletter

UWLC Hosts Countywide Reading Day in Honor of Dr. Seuss

On March 1, over 95 volunteers participated in a county-wide volunteer effort to read to over 1,140 students in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day. Volunteers read to students, ranging from pre-K to 3rd grade, at Glen Flora and North Elementary in Waukegan, Pleviak Elementary in Lake Villa and Green Bay Early Childhood Center in North Chicago.

Click below to view photos from this special day!

211 Gains Support of Local Hospitals

United Way has continued to gain support from local partners and individuals to help bring 211 to Lake County. Most recently, Advocate Aurora Health, NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital joined our amazing list of 211 partners. Once launched, 211 will connect residents to various resources including health care and other critical services to improve and save lives, so we are proud to have the support of local medical institutions.

Click below to sign-up to receive our 211 e-newsletter so you can stay up-to-date on the pending launch in Lake County.

Now Available: 2019 Program Overview

Our 2019 Program Overview is now available. Click below to view the amazing work being accomplished in Lake County!

Better Together is Back in Session

Our Better Together program is back in session and always welcomes new families! Better Together is a parent and toddler class where they learn, play and develop school readiness skills together. Each session is from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Green Bay Early Childhood Center.

Click here to view all of the upcoming sessions.

Learn more about Better Together by clicking the button below.


Volunteer Opportunity: Kindergarten Countdown Camp

Do you enjoy spending time with 4 and 5-year-olds? Our Kindergarten Countdown Camp has a summer volunteer opportunity! Volunteers are needed to assist the program’s teachers in a variety of classroom tasks and work with the students who are struggling. Volunteers must be willing to commit 2-3 days a week for at least 5-6 weeks between June 10 and July 19.

Click below to learn more about this important opportunity.

United Way of Lake County is Hiring

Want to join our team? Apply today!

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