Suicide is Preventable and Help is Available

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center encourage all people to share a message of hope: Suicide is preventable, and help is available in Lake County. “Many people are facing added stress and anxiety during the pandemic, and deaths by suicide are trending higher in Lake […]
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Volunteer as an Online Reading Tutor!

Reading Success has adapted its program for the 2020-2021 school year in order to link 1st through 3rd-grade students with volunteer reading tutors online. The program provides a flexible, convenient, rewarding, and impactful way for volunteers to connect with a student and contribute to their love for reading and future success. Volunteers will tutor students […]
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August 2020 e-Newsletter

Reading Success Is Going Virtual Reading Success has adapted its program for the 2020-2021 school year in order to link 1st through 3rd grade students with volunteer reading tutors online. The program provides a flexible, convenient, rewarding and impactful way for volunteers to connect with a student and contribute to their love for reading and […]
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July 2020 e-Newsletter

Prepare for Kindergarten with United Way Kindergarten Readiness is a free summer school opportunity for children living in Waukegan or Round Lake who have little to no preschool experience and are entering kindergarten in Fall 2020. This hands-on program will connect children with essential skills to help them prepare for the transition to their new role as a student. […]
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June 2020 e-Newsletter

Women United Allocates $684,000 in Six Years to Early Literacy Programs in Lake County 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, the group announced that it will distribute $165,650 in grants through its Little Kids, […]
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Meet the Interns: Olivia Jensen

We are excited to welcome Olivia Jensen, 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, Olivia will provide assistance with several graphic design projects. Join us in welcoming Olivia! What’s your school/major/year? I’m going to […]
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Women United Allocates $684K in Six 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 $165,650 through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support seven critical early  literacy programs that will ensure the […]
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UNITED, WE MUST BUILD A JUST AND EQUITABLE WORLD FOR EVERYONE

Dear Friends, We, at United Way of Lake County, are outraged, devastated and heartbroken by the brutality that led to the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ahmuad Arbery in Georgia and so many other recent acts of racism and violence. Our hearts go out in deepest sympathy to their families […]
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May 2020 e-Newsletter

Women United Donates Nearly Two Tons of Hand Sanitizer In just 3 hours, a team of amazing volunteers labeled, poured, capped and boxed nearly two tons of hand sanitizer. We first want to thank the Women United members and other volunteers for their time and hard work. Shout out to Karen Jones and her nonprofit, […]
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April 2020 e-Newsletter

Thank You to Our Wonderful Volunteers! April 19-25 is National Volunteer Week. At United Way of Lake County, we appreciate our volunteers all year long, but this is an opportunity to let every one of you know that the time you choose to spend helping others in the community is truly inspirational. Our work is […]
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March 2020 e-Newsletter

Lake County’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund We’re at an unprecedented time and our ability to respond to the increasing needs is crucial. The COVID-19 health crisis is a real-time picture of the increased challenges that families across Lake County are facing every day. Our community’s health and human service organizations are experiencing a huge surge […]
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10 Years of Reading Success: Clearview Elementary

In 2010, United Way of Lake County developed the Reading Success program to help local students build literacy skills to ensure they can read at grade level by the end of the third grade. Reading Success targets first through third-grade students testing in the 20% – 40% in their class for reading and comprehension. Research […]
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10 Years of Reading Success: Clark Elementary

In 2010, United Way of Lake County developed the Reading Success program to help local students build literacy skills to ensure they can read at grade level by the end of the third grade. Reading Success targets first through third-grade students testing in the 20% – 40% in their class for reading and comprehension. Research […]
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February 2020 e-Newsletter

Reading Success Celebrates 10 Years! We are proud to celebrate 10 years of our Reading Success program in Waukegan Public Schools! The success of this program wouldn’t be possible without the support of the many volunteer tutors who help ensure students are reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. A group of fourteen Lake […]
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10 Years of Reading Success: North Elementary

In 2010, United Way of Lake County developed the Reading Success program to help local students build literacy skills to ensure they can read at grade level by the end of the third grade. Reading Success targets first through third-grade students testing in the 20% – 40% in their class for reading and comprehension. Research […]
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January 2020 e-Newsletter

New Year, New Volunteer Opportunities Want to get involved and make a difference in your community this year? We organize year-round volunteer opportunities that you or your company can get involved in. Check out these two current opportunities: Dr. Seuss Readers Join us on Monday, March 2 or Friday, March 6, to participate in Dr. […]
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December 2019 e-Newsletter

  Help Local Children and Families with a Year-End Gift As we celebrate the season of giving, we invite you to join us by supporting children and families here in Lake County. Your gift will make it possible for us to make an even bigger impact on our local community to help improve and save […]
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Meet the Interns: Lauren Schwabe

We are excited to welcome Lauren Schwabe, 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, Lauren assists with our designed materials, website, blog, videos, social media, and much more. Join us in welcoming Lauren! Where […]
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Meet the Interns: Monica Carrasco

We are excited to welcome Monica Carrasco, our newest Success By 6 intern! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County. As part of our Success By 6 team, Monica will work to ensure kids in Lake County receive Kindergarten Readiness Calendars to support learning […]
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Meet the Interns: Maria Martinez

We are excited to welcome Maria Martinez, our newest Success By 6 intern! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County. As part of our Success By 6 team, Maria will work to ensure kids in Lake County receive Kindergarten Readiness Calendars to support learning […]
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