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.
The Clark County School District (CCSD), in partnership with Troops to Education and United Way of Southern Nevada, will host a Veterans and Spouses Career Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m., at Eldorado High School, 1139 N. Linn Lane, Las Vegas. The fair will feature information on positions such as teachers, classroom aides, custodians, bus drivers and more.
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United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) will host its 9th Annual “Women’s Fall Suit Drive” from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 4 at the NV Energy parking lot at 6226 W. Sahara Ave.
WLC is collecting new and gently-used, clean professional attire including suits, dresses, pants and tops on hangers and jewelry, shoes, belts, scarves and handbags to assist women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during an interview and in the workplace.
Save the date for UWSN's first conference on collaboration on January 30, 2017!
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As part of our ongoing commitment to improving lives in our community, we are excited to welcome James Dzurenda, Director of the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), to share how the NDOC is introducing new data-driven programming to provide rehabilitation and help inmates avoid relapsing into criminal behavior.