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Author Archives: Melody

122,000 Children’s Books and Counting!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the children’s book distribution program that United Way brought to Tarrant County eight years ago, has now provided more than 122,000 free books to area children! Much of the credit goes to United Way’s partner, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, which […]

Education

Women’s Fund Opens Doors for Advancement

Sometimes all a woman needs to provide a better life for herself or her children is additional training, a different career path, or just a little money to fill the gap in a college fund. New grants from the United Way Women’s Fund will help […]

Education, Income

Diabetes Salud! Program Teaches Olga Lessons for Life

When Olga began the Diabetes Salud! program at the North Texas Community Health Center, she had no idea how sick she was. Her blood sugar level was 14%, while the recommended levels for someone with diabetes are less than 7%. Olga didn’t know what those numbers […]

Health

New Kind of Playbook at AT&T Stadium

They were carefully studying the playbook at AT&T Stadium August 11, but it wasn’t the Dallas Cowboys doing the studying. Rather, it was 65 Arlington ISD and Frisco ISD teachers who will be rolling out a new Character Playbook in their classrooms this fall. A […]

Arlington, Education, Events, NFL

United Way Co-Sponsors Entrepreneur Summit

The Inaugural Fort Worth Business Press Entrepreneur Summit took place on the TCU campus today, July 29, and United Way was among the panel sponsors. The Summit provided the perfect opportunity to tell entrepreneurs about KERNEL, the new United Way social innovation fund established to […]

Education, Events, General, Health, Income