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2016 Economic Summit for Nonprofits

The March 24 Economic Summit looked at the future implications of today’s economy for non-profits. The annual event was sponsored by United Way of Tarrant County and the North Texas Community Foundation and held at the Amon Carter Center at Lena Pope. Speakers at the […]

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Breaking News: Reading Goes Wild!

All eyes were on NBC 5 News Anchor Deborah Ferguson as she read ”Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic” to a roomful of children at the March 6 Wild About Reading event. About 1,500 children and parents from more than a dozen organizations filled the Fort Worth […]

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Helping on 2-1-1 Day and Every Day

On National 2-1-1 Day Feb. 11 (2-11), community leaders got a behind-the-scenes look at how United Way’s 2-1-1 Area Information Center connects callers to health and human services a quarter-million times a year. They saw firsthand how professional information and referral specialists assess people’s needs […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Three ISDs Get Reading Oases

Four new United Way Reading Oasis reading centers were installed in the HEB, Arlington and Keller school districts during the final quarter of 2015. A Reading Oasis is a place where children and their families can read together, learn how to make reading a habit […]

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