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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Early Reading Success 2019

Early Reading Success: Nurtures Love for Reading among Kindergartners It is observed that children start learning language from the day they are born. As they grow, their speech and language skills start developing. They learn to understand and use language to express their needs, ideas, thoughts and feelings. During early speech and language development, children learn […]
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November 2019 e-Newsletter

  Sold-Out Power of the Purse Raises $66k for Early Literacy Programs On November 3, Women United held their signature fundraising event, Power of the Purse, at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Over 200 women joined for an afternoon filled with a champagne brunch, an assortment of games to win purses, jewelry […]
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Greta McGuire 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. How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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Joseph Schaffer 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 high school do you currently attend? Lakes Community High School in Lake […]
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Holiday Opportunities Guide Now Available!

Each holiday season, we publish a guide that includes giving and volunteer opportunities throughout Lake County. This easy-to-use guide includes Thanksgiving and winter volunteering opportunities, agency wish-lists and contact information for food pantries to help our neighbors in need. Donate as an individual or unite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to spread the holiday […]
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October 2019 e-Newsletter

211 Helpline Now Live in Lake County 211 has officially launched in Lake County! Anyone in Lake County can now call 211 or text their zip code to 898211 for free, confidential, 24/7 information and referrals to essential services. 211 is Lake County’s one-stop shop for help! Thank you to everyone who attended the 211 […]
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Felicia Johnson 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. How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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Joe Burger 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. How did your involvement with United Way begin? I can remember as a […]
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September 2019 e-Newsletter

You’re Invited: Power of the Purse! Join Women United for their signature fundraising event, POWER OF THE PURSE, on Sunday, November 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Enjoy a champagne brunch and an upbeat afternoon celebrating the special women in your life. All proceeds will […]
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Tom Boyle 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. How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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Baxter Volunteers Make a Difference in Lake County

During August 2019, six groups of Baxter employees volunteered their time to revitalize and support local organizations. We would like to thank and recognize Baxter for encouraging their employees to take time out of their workday to make a difference in Lake County! View all of the places they visited below. Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve […]
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