In April, United Way of Southern Nevada took a trip to Carson City to host United Way of Southern Nevada Day at the Legislature. During the special day, United Way’s leadership and board members celebrated our community’s accomplishments and reiterated our commitment to continue collaborating with community leaders, stakeholders, and legislators to advocate for our Southern Nevada community. Our team also highlighted our continued support for United Way’s Community-Based Agenda, which is based on one key idea: by helping the whole family and providing strong starts for children and students while supporting families and communities – we can break the cycle of poverty and create lasting, transformational change for Southern Nevada’s children and families.
Ms. Kyle B. Rahn, our President & CEO, received a warm welcome from the many advocates and public servants with whom we met. During our meetings with Governor Sisolak and legislative leadership, we had open and heart-felt conversations where Kyle eagerly shared her plans for the future of our United Way and the pivotal role we play in supporting Nevada’s underserved populations from cradle-to-career. Our team advocated for initiatives that will help advance our state, in areas of early education, student success, college and career training, and workforce supports.
To commemorate this visit, Senator Mo Denis honored us with a Senate proclamation recognizing April 26th as United Way of Southern Nevada Day. During the presentation of the proclamation, Senator Denis highlighted our historical partnership with the community and the key role of United Way as a backbone agency to the community. Our team pledged to continue working together with our elected officials, to serve our families, children, and individuals.
We were also honored to receive a United Way of Southern Nevada Day proclamation in the Assembly from Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson. We were saddened to hear of his passing shortly after seeing him in Carson City. Assemblyman Thompson was a great partner to United Way and advocate for Nevada's underserved communities. We were fortunate to call him a friend and we will strive to follow the example he set as he led the charge to create better lives for every Nevadan.
At United Way, we work to serve our communities and break the cycle of poverty by creating lasting and transformational change. We believe in the power of advocacy and are grateful for the accomplishments of advocates and elected officials during this legislative session. We look forward to continuing the legislative work to better serve our Nevada families, children, and individuals.