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.
In April, United Way of Southern Nevada took a trip to Carson City to host United Way of Southern Nevada Day at the Legislature.
United Way of Southern Nevada's funding of the Nevada Children’s Health Project (NCHP), nicknamed “Big Blue,” allows our program to serve homeless youth - one of the most vulnerable populations in southern Nevada.
At Nevada Health Centers, we’ve got amazing stories of helping those in need. Angela Bakke, KTNV Community Events Coordinator, recently toured our mobile medical unit nicknamed “Big Blue.” We enjoyed sharing how, with the help of United Way of Southern Nevada, we serve some of the most vulnerable populations in our community, including refugees.
As the Early Education Program Manager at United Way of Southern Nevada, I get to see the impact free early education has on children and families across our community every single day. It’s even more amazing to be able to share the joy of the kids and the gratefulness of the parents with others.
Join us for a day of hope and healing on Friday, October 5th as the community comes together for Day of Caring. KTNV visits a project site and shares how you can make #VegasStronger on this one day. Learn more: uwsn.org/caring
Today, on the one-year anniversary of 1 October, we take a moment to pause and reflect. We mourn as a community for the 58 victims and we honor the countless other individuals touched by the events of that night.
We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our Day of Caring on Oct. 5. They will be working on a variety of projects, everything from painting, reading at schools, building tortoise habitats, and helping nonprofits and schools throughout the community who need help.
Jorge. Jasmine and Lin. Robbyosha. Cody. Dana. To some, these may just be names, but to the nine agencies funded by United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), these are success stories. These are real people who started on the path to a better life through the community’s support and the efforts of a dedicated group of women committed to making a difference.