Combating Summer Learning Loss with Kindergarten Countdown Camps

As we approach the beginning of summer, it’s important to learn how to combat summer learning loss and understand the impact it has on our children’s future success. Over the course of the summer, low-income students lose two to three months’ worth of reading skills compared to their peers from higher income families. These children […]
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Meet the Interns: Atzallali Saucedo-Ruiz

This summer, we are excited to welcome Atzallali Saucedo-Ruiz, our newest Marketing intern! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County. As part of our Marketing team, Atzallali will assist with research, social media, videos, events, and much more. Join us in welcoming Atzallali! How […]
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May 2019 e-Newsletter

Help Us Stuff the Bus! Kids across Lake County go back to school lacking the necessary supplies needed to thrive in school. The price for essential supplies is increasing and many low-income families struggle to afford everything on their child’s school supply list. But together, we can make a difference! This year we are hosting […]
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Women United Allocates Over $500K in Five Years to Early Literacy Programs

Women United is Lake County’s premiere women’s organization for strengthening the community through philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism while creating a meaningful sense of belonging.  Just this month, it was announced that Women United will distribute $148,000 through its  Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support six critical early  literacy programs that will ensure the […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: HUGS Initiative

Since 2014, Women United has allocated $370,000 in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The Fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the specific programs they believe in. Today we are continuing our blog series that takes a deeper dive […]
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April 2019 e-Newsletter

Thank You to Our Wonderful Volunteers! In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’d like to say “Thank You” to our incredible volunteers! 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. Click the button below to view a video […]
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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 […]
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Women United Spotlight: Frances Simons

Welcome to Women United’s Member Spotlight series. This week, join us in learning more about Frances Simons and her connection to Women United. If you would like to learn more about Women United and the work they do, click here. What year did you join Women United? 2016 What is your professional background? I spent the […]
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Women United Spotlight: Deb Waszak

Welcome to Women United’s Member Spotlight series. This week, join us in learning more about Deb Waszak and her connection to Women United. If you would like to learn more about Women United and the work they do, click here. What year did you join Women United? 2016 What is your professional background? I’ve spent my […]
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Women United Spotlight: Tami Pilot-Matias

Welcome to Women United’s Member Spotlight series. This week, join us in learning more about Tami Pilot-Matias and her connection to Women United. If you would like to learn more about Women United and the work they do, click here. What year did you join Women United? 2018 What is your professional background? I retired in […]
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Organize a Book Drive: Dr. Seuss Reading Day

This year, United Way of Lake County is celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day on March 1 by hosting a reading day at participating schools throughout Lake County. Organize a Book Drive! This year, we are collecting Dr. Seuss books that will be donated to schools in Lake County in honor of […]
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Staff Spotlight: Bobbi Selvik

This Familiar Faces Friday, we are introducing Bobbi Selvik. Bobbi is our Manager of Community Engagement. Learn more about her role, what she likes to do in her free time, and how she connects to the programs we offer at United Way of Lake County (UWLC)! When did you start working at UWLC? I started […]
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Women United Spotlight: Lynn Morrissey

Welcome to Women United’s Member Spotlight series. This week, join us in learning more about Lynn Morrissey and her connection to Women United. If you would like to learn more about Women United and the work they do, click here. What year did you join Women United? 2018 What is your professional background? Recently retired from […]
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Staff Spotlight: Shareny Mota

This Familiar Faces Friday, we are introducing Shareny Mota. Shareny is the Initiative Coordinator for our Success By 6 Program. Learn more about her role, what she likes to do in her free time, and how she connects to the programs we offer at United Way of Lake County (UWLC)! When did you start working at UWLC? […]
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Women United Spotlight: Christine Rich

Welcome to Women United’s Member Spotlight series. This week, join us in learning more about Christine Rich and her connection to Women United. If you would like to learn more about Women United and the work they do, click here. What year did you join Women United? 2018 What is your professional background? I graduated from […]
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October 2018 e-Newsletter

2-1-1 Expected to Launch in Spring 2019 United Way of Lake County’s free, confidential county-wide referral service is one step closer to reality thanks to support from the Lake County Government Board. Soon, residents will simply be able to dial 2-1-1 for personal assistance, much like they dial 9-1-1 for emergency assistance. The new 2-1-1 […]
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Wygenia Brisco Chooses United Way of Lake County

Donors and volunteers shared with us why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County. We hope their stories motivate you to continue (or begin!) to choose United Way when you are asked to participate in your workplace giving campaign.  What inspired you to become involved with United Way of Lake County? I […]
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Karen Jones Chooses United Way of Lake County

Donors and volunteers shared with us why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County. We hope their stories motivate you to continue (or begin!) to choose United Way when you are asked to participate in your workplace giving campaign.  What inspired you to become involved with United Way of Lake County? United […]
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Glenda Abbott Chooses United Way of Lake County

Donors and volunteers shared with us why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County. We hope their stories motivate you to continue (or begin!) to choose United Way when you are asked to participate in your workplace giving campaign.  What inspired you to become involved with United Way of Lake County? I […]
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September 2018 e-Newsletter

Kicking Off Employee Giving Campaigns For us at United Way, September brings the kick-off of Employee Giving Campaigns. Over the last couple of weeks, we have been sharing some personal stories from donors and volunteers on our blog and social media. We asked them to share why they choose to give to United Way of […]
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