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.
United Way volunteers are the backbone of our organization, using their talents to improve lives in our community. United Way volunteer Rasheeda Senger shares how she is making a difference and how you can too during Day of Caring on October 5th.
As a college student from humble means, I believe in the value of a quality education to transform a life. I’m a graduating senior at UNLV studying Business Economics, and I am interning here at UWSN with the Social Innovation team. I am impressed by the quality of the people and programs here, and I get to add to it in a meaningful way. I’m thrilled that I am now contributing to a project aimed at improving academic achievement among the most economically vulnerable in town.
We are excited to welcome back Sarah J. McCrea, EMTP, RN, from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue to share an update on the Community Nurse Call Line, a collaboration between the Southern Nevada Health District, Nevada 2-1-1 and first response agencies to address the needs of our community through the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
With the introduction of United Way of Southern Nevada's 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, five organizational values have been identified to help shape our work. In a new series of blog posts, United Way staff members share these values and what they mean to them. Our Vice President of Finance, John Johnson ("JJ") shares our first value, integrity, and how it plays a role in his day to day work.