April 2010

The Ideal Volunteer Opportunity

Last week I went to the state's Conference on Service. I attended quite a few informative sessions, but one of my favorites was Collaborative Leadership. I could probably write five more blog posts about principles that I learned in that session, but the one I thought is most applicable to United Way is what makes for an ideal volunteer opportunity.

Welcome Baby

I thought I would share this video about the Welcome Baby program that we have here at United Way.  If you are interested in volunteering with them, or you would like a home visitor, please visit their website at unitedwayuc.org/welcomebaby.

New Unemployment Rate

Utah County's unemployment rate increased to 6.8% in February, more than double what it was two years ago this time. Although experts say the economy is on the mend, Utah still has 95,300 persons unemployed as of February 2010.

Who says saving isn't cool?

This is a positive hip hop song about the importance of being financially literate and avoiding pay day lenders.  It was written for United Way of Metropolitan Nashville to promote the Earn It. Keep It. Save It. program.