On January 9, 80 United Way leaders visited on Capitol Hill and advocated for the success of our communities at the United Way Presidents Forum. UWSN President & CEO Kyle B. Rahn and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra President & CEO Michael Brazier attended this impactful event to advocate for Nevadans! Our leaders met with elected Nevada officials to share how programs like EITC help Nevadans succeed. We are so inspired by their advocacy efforts and passion to help those most in need in our community.
What is sisterhood, and what does it mean for our community? It means women coming together, using their collective power to make a difference. It means women uniting to lift up Southern Nevada and lift each other up. Sisterhood has a name: United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women United.
United Way of Southern Nevada is thrilled to share this recent victory that would not have been possible without the collaboration between The Siemer Institute, United Way of Southern Nevada, and Family Promise of Las Vegas. With funding from the Siemer Institute and support from UWSN, FPLV was able to help one woman and her son start on the path to a better life...
For anyone who ever wished to have the power to make a really big impact on the world, Giving Tuesday can be a dream come true.
Giving Tuesday is an international movement that harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. On this day, every donation to United Way is amplified by the sheer number of people joining in.
United Way of Southern Nevada’s partnership with Nevada Health Centers has created life-changing outcomes for at-risk youth in Southern Nevada. Last year, Nevada Health Centers opened their mobile healthcare unit, called the Nevada Children’s Health Project (NHCP). The NHCP, nicknamed “Big Blue,” serves refugees - one of the most vulnerable populations in southern Nevada – thanks to the support of United Way funding.
United Way of Southern Nevada is proud to help empower women in local back to work programs by hosting the WLC Suit Drive. During our annual suit drive, we collect and donate women’s professional clothing and accessories to various back to work programs across the valley. One of our donation recipients is Dress for Success Southern Nevada. This organization helps local women achieve economic independence by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life.
United Way of Southern Nevada was pleased to have Aubrie Curci as a Marketing Coordinator during the summer months. Aubrie, who is starting her senior year at UNLV, completed a summer internship at UWSN where she worked with the marketing team. Read about Aubrie's experience in her blog below.
When students get out of school for summer break, they’re thinking about playing video games, swimming in the pool, or going to summer camp – not about how they’ll stay sharp over the summer. They (and their parents) may not be thinking about “summer slide”, a common problem where students lose academic knowledge and skills during summer vacation.