March 2021 e-Newsletter

Celebrating Read Across America Day In early March, community and corporate volunteer readers gathered virtually to promote the joy of reading with students at East Elementary in Zion, North Elementary in Waukegan, and Pleviak Elementary in Lake Villa. Throughout the week, more than 725 students were introduced to these special guest readers. Teachers love this […]
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9 Ways You Can Help Improve Gender Equity in Lake County

Challenges faced together are often easier to manage. That’s true no matter your age or stage in life. Having someone who is by your side to help you face challenges is the power of mentorships! This Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the power of mentoring – in all its forms – in order to […]
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Staff Spotlight: April Ryan

We are pleased to introduce our newest staff member, April Ryan. April is the Executive Assistant who helps support our President & CEO, Kristi Long. Keep reading to 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 […]
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Staff Spotlight: Elaine Rezotko

We are pleased to introduce our newest staff member, Elaine Rezotko. Elaine is the Resource Development Specialist with our Resources Development team. Keep reading to 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)! […]
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Staff Spotlight: James Daubs

This Familiar Faces Friday, we are highlighting James Daubs, Campaign Associate. Learn more about his role, what he likes to do in his free time and how he connects to the programs we offer at United Way of Lake County (UWLC)! When did you start working at UWLC? September 2020. What is your title and […]
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February 2021 e-Newsletter

Celebrating Black History Month with Book Drive To celebrate Black History Month, we are hosting a virtual book drive during the month of February. Help us put books featuring Black characters and influential Black American figures into the hands of eager young readers in our community. We will use the funds to purchase the books […]
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Meet the Interns: David Astudillo

We are excited to welcome David Astudillo, our newest intern! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County (UWLC). As part of our 211 team, David is capturing 211 caller stories for our newsletters and collecting monthly report data. He is also assisting the marketing […]
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January 2021 e-Newsletter

Year-End Campaign Raises $117,000! At the end of 2020, we launched a campaign to raise funds for our education programs and 211. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, we raised more than $117,000! That amount includes a $7,500 matching gift from our sponsor, Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County. We want to thank our […]
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December 2020 e-Newsletter

Brighten Countless Lives in Lake County Through December 24, you can DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT for our neighbors and children who need help now more than ever. Your gift will make it possible for us to have an even bigger impact on our local community to improve and save lives. Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County […]
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Power of the Purse 2020

On Sunday, November 8, more than 165 generous women joined together virtually for Women United‘s signature fundraising event, Power of the Purse. The event raised $62,000, which will support early literacy programs in Lake County, IL. Those funds will help ensure the foundation for strong and successful academic futures for Lake County’s most vulnerable children. […]
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Ending Poverty with Education

United Way of Lake County is preparing our children to succeed in a changing world by focusing on education and building safe and stable families. When kids fall behind in school, they become frustrated and check out before they drop out. We are targeting the root causes of school failure through active educational programs from […]
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Reading Success: Virtual Tutoring

Due to the pandemic, United Way of Lake County’s Reading Success program has transitioned to a virtual format in order to ensure that students who need reading tutoring can continue to connect to our volunteer tutors. The goal of Reading Success remains the same: to help ensure the students chosen for the program achieve at or […]
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November 2020 e-Newsletter

Double Your Impact to Improve and Save Lives in Lake County Now through December 24, you can DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT for our neighbors and children who need help now more than ever. Your gift will make it possible for us to have an even bigger impact on our local community to improve and save lives. Healthcare Foundation […]
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October 2020 e-Newsletter

Reserve Your Spot: 211 One Year Later United Way of Lake County is proud to celebrate the first anniversary of 211 services for Lake County via webinar on Tuesday, October 27. Join with community leaders and stakeholders to learn how 211 has transformed the way individuals and families from across the county are connecting with […]
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Meet the Interns: Sophie Hyde

We are excited to welcome Sophie Hyde, 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, Sophie will work to provide parents with resources to help children receive a strong education and […]
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September 2020 e-Newsletter

Launch a Workplace Campaign with United Way Change doesn’t happen alone. Your organization, large or small, can help us create a stronger Lake County through a United Way workplace campaign. United Way’s workplace campaigns are about bringing your coworkers and staff together through the workplace to inspire change and strengthen your local communities. Campaigns make […]
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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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