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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Blue Zones Project Promotes Communitywide Well-Being

Blue Zones Project® is a communitywide well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier. By helping people live longer and better through changes in their behavior, communities can lower healthcare costs, increase productivity and enjoy a higher quality of life. When the whole community […]

Events, Health

6 Reading Oasis Centers Installed in Only 4 Days!

United Way and volunteers from local companies installed “Reading Oasis” reading centers at six schools in four days this month—just in time for the new school year. A Reading Oasis is a safe, inviting location in a school where families can enjoy reading together, learn […]

Education, Events

Pre-Legislative Forum Set for September 11

The climate of the upcoming 84th Texas Legislature and highlights from the 2014 KIDS COUNT report will be the focus of the United Way of Tarrant County Pre-Legislative Forum on September 11. The Center for Nonprofit Management will co-sponsor the free event, which will take […]

Advocate, Events

New Officers and Directors Lead United Way

With the end of summer approaching, United Way’s volunteer leaders are back in action, including new 2014-2015 Board officers and directors. Scott Spiker is 2014-2015 Board Chair, and Brad Forsberg will head up the 2014 United Way campaign. Scott, CEO of First Command Financial Services, […]

General, Volunteer

United Way Awards $423,364 for Veterans Services

United Way of Tarrant County, largely through the support of Lockheed Martin, has allocated $423,364 to provide employment assistance, counseling and other high-priority community services needed by military service members who are returning to civilian life in local communities. The money comes from the Tarrant […]

General, Military