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Join United Way and Beyoncé in Helping the People in Flint

Join United Way and Beyoncé in supporting programs that are helping children and families affected by the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund has been at the forefront of distributing thousands of filtration pitchers, faucet mount filters, replacement cartridges […]

Give, Health

Leadership ISD is recruiting in Tarrant County!

Leadership ISD is recruiting its inaugural class of Tarrant County fellows! Join us next Wednesday for a Mix & Mingle to learn more about this exciting opportunity to become an education change agent in your community! View more info on the Mix & Mingle Event: LISD […]


In Memoriam: Jim Nichols

United Way mourns the Feb. 11 passing of Jim Nichols: civic leader, esteemed civil engineer and longtime leader of the Freese and Nichols consulting firm. Mr. Nichols chaired the United Way campaign in 1983, surpassing all previous campaigns by raising $14,162,408. In 1984 he served […]


Changing Lives One Ride at A Time

United Way strives to make a lasting impact in the community by inspiring and starting programs that flourish long after they have left the launch pad. That’s why we are excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of HEB Transit, a service that we helped establish. HEB Transit is operated […]

Income, Northeast

Brandon Booker Named Vice Chair of United Way Worldwide Forum

Brandon Booker, United Way of Tarrant County’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been selected to be Vice Chair of the 2016 United Way Worldwide Financial and Talent Management Forum in Orlando Sept. 19-21. The annual forum attracts United Way CFOs, Controllers, Finance and Accounting […]


Damien Is “Reading Ready”

When Damien arrived at W.M. Green Elementary in the fall of 2014, he started second grade about a year behind in reading. He lacked confidence in his ability to read and understand material written for second graders. His homeroom teacher recommended him for the United […]


Mother-Daughter Duo Volunteers for VITA

The 2016 tax season started Jan. 19, and among the volunteers helping at United Way’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) centers this year will be the mother-daughter duo of Gwenn Skipworth and Rebecca Robinson. Gwenn, who is a proud 88 years old, moved from Garland to […]

Income, Uncategorized

First Reading Oases of 2016 Installed

The first Reading Oasis installations of 2016 are already under way in Arlington. United Way staff assembled the new Oasis (shown here) at Thornton Elementary, 2301 E. Park Row, on Jan. 13. Another reading center will be installed by United Way Jan. 25 at Amos […]

Education, Uncategorized