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United Way of San Diego County Welcomes Five Members to Board
“We welcome these new board members with confidence that their rich experiences and knowledge will help us in our mission to support the education and well-being of local children and families,” said United Way of San Diego County President and CEO Nancy Sasaki. They include: David W. Andrews, Stephanie Bulger, Ka’eo Griffin, Keith Maddox and Paul Rash.
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United Way of San Diego County’s “Readers in the Heights” Helped Prepare 479 City Heights Children for Back to School
Last school year, as a second grader, Timothy struggled to read. He remembered, “As the books got harder, I had trouble with vocabulary and pronouncing words. I almost quit.” But after participating in United Way of San Diego County’s “Readers in the Heights” literacy summer initiative this past August, Timothy was ready to tackle third-grade reading and said he “doesn’t have the jitters anymore. I’m feeling 99 percent confident.”
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United Way of San Diego County Announces Nancy Sasaki as New President and CEO
United Way of San Diego County's board of directors has selected Nancy Sasaki as the new president and CEO of the 98-year-old nonprofit. Sasaki has a strong track record of working with diverse local communities and building sustainable solutions through collaboration and strategic partnerships.
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United Way of San Diego County Adds Vice President, Community Impact Ian Gordon - United Way of San Diego County has hired Ian Gordon as the new vice president, community impact. In collaboration with United Way’s leadership team and board, Gordon will lead the organization’s education and family self-sufficiency initiatives – disrupting cycles of poverty to change the odds for children and families throughout the region. Read More Here >>>
Lyft and United Way Worldwide Join Forces to Support Southern California Fire Victims - Lyft has added United Way Worldwide to its in-app feature, Round Up & Donate, that lets passengers opt-in to have their fare rounded up to the nearest dollar and the difference donated to a charity of their choice. By adding United Way Worldwide, Lyft passengers in greater Inland Empire and Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Oxnard, Santa Barbara and San Diego can round up the fare on their Lyft ride between now and Jan. 14, 2018 and donate to United Way Worldwide. Read More Here >>>
United Way of San Diego County Works with United Way of Greater Los Angeles for Southern California Wildfire Fund – Wildfires are currently devastating regions of Southern California – with hundreds of thousands of acres destroyed and people displaced – from Ventura to San Diego Counties, including the growing Lilac Fire. Read More Here >>>
United Way’s Holiday Drive-thru is Comin’ to Town! United Way of San Diego County Stocks the Cars of Union Families with Food,
Toys – Nearly one-third of households in San Diego County don't earn enough to make ends meet, which is especially difficult for union families
during the holidays. To help spread holiday joy, United Way of San Diego County will once again distribute 500 turkey dinners with all the trimmings and toys at the 30th Annual United Way
Unions United Holiday Food and Toy Distribution on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at SDCCU (formerly Qualcomm) Stadium in Mission Valley. Read More Here >>>
United Way of San Diego County’s “Readers in the Heights” Literacy Summer Camp Preps 300 City Heights Children for Back to School: Students Maintain, Improve Reading Scores by 84 Percent – “Happy. Excited. And confident!” are the words eight-year-old Zohal Najemeddine used to describe how she felt coming to United Way of San Diego County’s “Readers in the Heights” Literacy Summer Camp over the past month. Read More Here >>>
United Way of San Diego County Calls for 400 Volunteers to Read and Interact with Students this Summer: Readers in the Heights Initiative in City Heights Expands Ten Times, Prevents Summer Slide Reading Loss – Four weeks. Four sites. Four hundred students. Yes, United Way of San Diego County is going to need some help. In the second year of the “Readers in the Heights” initiative, helping students prevent summer slide and be active learners all summer long, United Way has expanded it from 40 students to 400 – 10 times its size from the inaugural year. Read More Here >>>
United Way of San Diego County Names Board of Directors Chair and Vice Chair: Dave Carothers and Richard Pattenaude to Head Nonprofit’s 98th, 99th Years – United Way of San Diego County has named two community leaders and strong advocates – an award-winning employment attorney and a veteran educator – to key positions on its board of directors. Dave Carothers, partner at Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF), steps up as chairman of the board. Richard Pattenaude, Ph.D., president emeritus at Ashford University, becomes vice chair for the next two years, leading up to the nonprofit’s centennial celebration. Read More Here >>>
United Way of San Diego County First Community Breakfast Raises More than $200,000: Nonprofit Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors – “No one gets where they are going alone.” This was one of the key takeaways that Liz Murray, author of “Breaking Night,” shared during the keynote speech at United Way of San Diego County’s first annual “Changing the Odds Community Breakfast” on May 10 at the San Diego Convention Center. Read More Here >>>