Survey Shows Staffing Crisis in Early Childhood Care and PreK Programs

On March 1, 2023, partners of the Start Strong PA and Pre-K for PA Advocacy campaigns released the results of a survey conducted between January 31, 2023, and February 12, 2023, which details the historic staffing crisis in the early care and education sector effecting the capacity of programs. More than 1,100 programs across 54…

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United Ways Read 2023

Local United Ways are helping their communities close gaps in reading proficiency in 2023 through United Ways Read. United Ways Read 2023 is a curated list of local reading programs hosted by our Pennsylvania United Ways that have special programs and events to help you instill a love of reading in your little one. Check…

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98% of PA Voters Believe Early Childhood Education is Important

A poll, commissioned by the Early Learning PA Coalition and conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research from February 1-7, 2023, found that 98% of PA voters believe that early childhood education is important. It also showed strong voter support for increased investment for early care and education programs like pre-k, high-quality child care and home…

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UWP is hiring an Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator!

United Way of Pennsylvania is now hiring an Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator! The Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator duties include implementing strategies to execute the UWP public policy agenda with direction from the UWP Public Policy Director, partnering with local United Ways to engage United Way boards of directors and other volunteers to advocate for United…

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PA 211 Launches Statewide Chat Translation Tool

Pennsylvanians rely on PA 211 to help as inflation affects Low to Middle income and Fixed income Households; PA 211 Launches Statewide Chat Translation tool to improve service. Learn more about the new PA 211 translation tool and more about PA 211 goals in our February press release.

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Extra SNAP Benefits Ending

Starting in March, additional COVID-related SNAP benefits will end, and benefit amounts will return to pre-pandemic levels. Learn more about updating your income information with your County Assistance Office, to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve.

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Income Tax Assistance

Are you looking for a trained volunteer to assist you with the completion of your federal tax return? The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program serves individuals across Pennsylvania. You may be eligible if you meet the following criteria: There are two ways to use PA 211 to schedule your VITA appointment this year: Not…

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UWP is looking for an Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator!

United Way of Pennsylvania is seeking an Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator to support UWP public policy initiatives. Qualified candidates may submit applications by Feb. 1: learn more about the position and how to apply here.

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Apply for Discounted Internet Service by Jan. 9

January 9 is the last day to apply for discounted internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)! Check if you qualify, apply, and find a participating company near you: affordableconnectivity.gov

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United Way of PA 2022 Accomplishments

2022 was a busy year for us! From enhancement of the PA United Way network’s impact and leadership, to advocacy for PA network priorities, and serving unprecedented need through PA 211, UWP has worked to further our mission to champion United Way as a leader in building more financially resilient families and thriving communities throughout…

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