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UW Partnerships Expand Reach of Health Programs

Over the past six years, the United Way of Tarrant County has developed partnerships with four local hospital systems to implement evidence-based programs that continue to improve the quality of life for older adults all across Tarrant County. Joining hands with Texas Health Resources, JPS […]

AAA, Health, Uncategorized

Making a Difference on Day of Action

On June 23, the United Way of Tarrant County united the communities of Tarrant County by offering several local volunteer opportunities during its annual United Way Day of Action. Volunteers had the option of working with Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County, at Tails and […]

Arlington, Events, Northeast, Volunteer

Your Health Illiteracy Could Be Costing You

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t consider yourself illiterate. But the truth is, when it comes to your own health care, you might be – and it might be costing you. According to the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, more than 3 million Texans […]

AAA, Health

We think our grads are pretty rad!

United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) would like to congratulate the students who graduated this year as a result of our LEARN WELL initiative. They join the 788 students who graduated in 2015, bringing us one step closer to our goal of helping 8,000 students […]

Education

TCU Leadership Fellows Visit United Way

United Way of Tarrant County was proud to host TCU Leadership Fellows today! This 2-year program consists of elementary and middle school teachers in Fort Worth ISD and Keller ISD who are working to complete a master’s degree in educational leadership. Pictured from left to right are United Way […]

Education

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Did you know that every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation? And for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, experts believe that as many as 23 go unreported? At the United Way of Tarrant […]

AAA, Education, Events

Thank You General Motors!

GM Arlington Assembly and the General Motors Foundation hosted a special grant presentation recently during “STEM Day at GM Arlington Assembly.” United Way of Tarrant County received a $20,000 grant during the ceremony. Others honored at the occasion were the Arlington ISD Foundation, International Leadership […]

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Tim McKinney Named 2016 Top Nonprofit CEO

Congratulations to United Way of Tarrant County CEO Tim McKinney for being named the 2016 Top Nonprofit CEO by Fort Worth Business. Tim has been President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) since November 2007. UWTC and its partners help 300,000 people […]

General

Healthcare Professionals Gather for Health Literacy Symposium

The fourth annual Health Literacy Symposium is under way today at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Unifying health literacy efforts across Texas is the purpose of the day-long event that is being hosted by UNTHSC and sponsored by United Way of Tarrant County, its Area Agency […]

Health