Kindergarten Countdown Camp: Julia Paukert

We are thrilled to share the next post in our Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC) summer blog series. Up next, we’d like to introduce Julia Paukert who will be sharing their experience as a KCC volunteer this summer. What is your role at Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC)? My role at camp was assisting the teacher in […]
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July 2019 e-Newsletter

Premier Leadership Event Raises Over $207,000 for Our Education Programs and 211! On June 26, Lake County civic and business leaders gathered for our sixth annual Premier Leadership Event at The Shanty in Wadsworth. We are proud to share that over $207,000 was raised to support United Way’s education programs and the launch of 211 […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: Home Visiting

Lizandro, his family and his family’s Home Visiting Nurse, Josephine. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars 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 […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: Early Learning Clubs

Women United members visiting Early Learning Clubs in Waukegan, IL. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars 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 […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: HUGS/North Partnership

Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars 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 […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: Kindergarten Countdown Camps

Lois Ryan, Women United member, with a student attending KCC in Waukegan. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars 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 […]
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Staff Spotlight: Maria Gray

This Familiar Faces Friday, we are introducing Maria Gray. Maria is the Senior Relationship Manager for our Resources Development department. 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 […]
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Kindergarten Countdown Camp: Sarah Breen

We are thrilled to share the next post in our Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC) summer blog series. Up next, we’d like to introduce Sarah Breen, a Round Lake educator, sharing her experience as a KCC teacher this summer. What is your role at Kindergarten Countdown Camp? I’m a kindergarten teacher this summer for Kindergarten Countdown […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: B.E.S.T. Pre-K Program

Recipients of Women United’s B.E.S.T. Pre-K Program Scholarship. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars 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 […]
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June 2019 e-Newsletter

Local Organizations Help United Way ‘Stuff the Bus’ Several local companies, organizations and individuals have come together this summer to make a difference for children in Lake County by participating in United Way’s Stuff the Bus donation drive. They are collecting school supplies and backpacks for children from low-income families so they have everything they […]
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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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