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Character Playbook Program Wins Prestigious Stevie® Award

The NFL United Way Character Playbook® program has won a Gold Stevie® Award. The Stevie® is an industry award that recognizes accomplishments and contributions of companies and business people worldwide. Character Playbook™ is a digital, interactive, comic book-style curriculum that trains students how to cultivate […]

Arlington, Education, NFL

Day of Action June 21

United Way’s June 21 Day of Action is your opportunity to LIVE UNITED with United Way by volunteering to improve education, financial stability and health in Tarrant County. Multiple volunteer activities and educational opportunities will be available at several locations. The Community Enrichment Center (CEC), […]

Education, Events, Give, Health, Income, Volunteer

Literacy Institute Helps Teachers and Students Shine

Educators—especially new teachers, teachers changing grade levels or alternatively certified teachers—can sometimes use a little help to do their best. A new Lone Star Literacy Institute established by United Way, eight school districts and Education Service Center Region 11 will develop and support teachers’ growth […]


Award-Winning Program Helps the Homeless

Kirsten Ham (shown here) is a dynamic and engaging young woman who graduated from TCU not long ago. She is now on a mission to change the landscape of Fort Worth by tackling homelessness. Kirsten heads up Clean Slate, a social enterprise program housed within […]


United Way Joins North Texas LEAD

United Way of Tarrant County has become a lead partner of North Texas LEAD (Leaders and Executives Advocating Diversity). LEAD is a nonprofit whose mission is to attract and connect top talent to outstanding organizations that are driving diversity and inclusion. Its resume database includes […]

Advocate, General

More Tax Refund Dollars Benefit Tarrant This Year

More tax returns! More tax refund dollars! More Earned Income Tax Credits! Tax season is over, and United Way’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) centers have outdone themselves once again in putting more money into the pockets of low- and middle-income families and into the […]

Events, Income, Volunteer

Arlington Luncheon Showcases Partnerships

The April 12 United Way-Arlington Report to the Community Luncheon at Mediterranean Villa celebrated how a collaborative spirit and problem-solving partnerships make Arlington a community that comes together to advance the education, financial stability and health of Arlington citizens. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams (shown here) spoke […]

Arlington, Education, Events, Health, Income, NFL

Education Community Conversation

United Way, Tarrant County College, Tarleton State University and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosted a public “community conversation” on the importance of early grade reading April 13 at the Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus in Fort Worth. A panel of local […]

Education, Events