PA Second Lady promotes Census at Penn State

Gisele Fetterman, PA’s Second Lady, visited Penn State this week to promote participation in the 2020 Census. This is the start of a statewide tour running through March 24, that will educate Pennsylvanians on the Census throughout the Commonwealth. The tour focuses on communities that have traditionally been “hard to count,” and Fetterman’s message is…

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Senate Bill 850, Act Providing for Community Engaged Schools

Senate Bill 850 establishes a new Article in the Public School Code by establishing the Community Engaged Schools for Success Pilot Program to encourage community engagement in the provision of student support services. The legislation defines “engaged student support services” as services provided to students in a school setting that remove academic and non-academic barriers…

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United Way of Pennsylvania presents 2019 Keystone Spirit of United Way Award to Robert Pullo of York County

United Way of Pennsylvania presented its highest annual award, the Keystone Spirit of United Way award, to York County resident Robert W. Pullo at a celebration hosted by United Way of York County on February 6, 2020. The Keystone Spirit of United Way Award was created by the United Way of Pennsylvania to recognize exceptional…

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We’re looking for a PA 211 Statewide Database Manager

PA 211 is a service available to any Pennsylvanian, regardless of income level, to assist with a variety of needs, from help with utilities, housing or mental health services, to employment services or supports for seniors and veterans. In partnership with United Way of Pennsylvania, PA 211 strives to offer high quality health and human…

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2020 PA VITA Guide available

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is an IRS program that people who earn less than $56,000 per year can use to get their taxes prepared for free. To find a location near you and make an appointment, check out our 2020 VITA Guide. About VITA: Low to middle income workers have access to the refundable…

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UWP is now accepting proposals for legal counsel

Firms/ practices with nonprofit experience are invited to prepare a formal proposal to provide law consultation and counsel to United Way of Pennsylvania and its subsidiary, PA 211. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is intended to identify and ideally contract with a company that is qualified and has the capacity to meet our needs. Proposals…

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Press Release for First Book Grant

PA Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera joined United Way of PA and WITF, on behalf of PA Public Media, at a press event in Harrisburg this week to announce a First Book Grant of $170,000 which will help get 49,000 books into the hands of children from economically disadvantaged communities across the state. Secretary…

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Registration is open for Hill Day 2020!

Be the first to register for Hill Day 2020! Taking place on April 7, this year’s event will include our local United Ways across the state and their key Women United volunteers. Join us to make our mission heard by state legislators, so we can create positive change for every Pennsylvanian! Register and learn more…

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Submit your prospects for our RFP for legal counsel

UWP would like to have your input for prospects in our RFP process for legal counsel. We are seeking qualified respondents with nonprofit experience in the following areas: nonprofit law and governance, human resources and personnel, contract law, telecommunications and public utility law, and laws impacting data leasing for PA 211 community resource data. On…

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Jan. 31 is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day!

January 31st is EITC Awareness Day! Spread awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit that will bring thousands in tax credits to hardworking Pennsylvanians this year.  EITC is a common-sense tax break that helps low wage income earners, like our ALICE community, keep more of what they’ve earned. Last year, 865 thousand Pennsylvanians claimed EITC,…

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