Friday, September 14, 2018
United Way of Pennsylvania is excited to announce our summer 2018 webinar series. This fall, we will have three webinars. They are free to our members. To register for the webinars, please click below on the topic.Evidence Based Strategies for Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: September 26th, 2018 2:00PMLearning About AmeriCorps VISTA and the UWP Project: Tuesday October 23rd, 3:30PM
Thursday, September 13, 2018
United Way of Pennsylvania presented its highest annual award, the Keystone Spirit of United Way award, to Erie County resident Thomas B. Hagen at a celebration hosted by Erie Insurance on September 12, 2018. The presentation is pictured on the right featuring (left to right) Kristen Rotz, President of United Way of Pennsylvania, Thomas B. Hagen, Award Recipient, Tim NeCastro, CEO of Erie Insurance, and Bill Jackson, President of United Way of Erie County. The painting presented to Thomas Hagen is an original work by Tom Panei, a Pennsylvania artist. In the background of the photo is a...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
United Way of PA employees are currently unable to access their email or many of their files due to a technical issue. It is anticipated this technical issue will not be resolved by the end of day today, August 29th 2018. Technical support staff are working to correct the problem as soon as possible. We are sorry for the inconvenience. United Way of PA staff are available via phone today - please call with any questions. Our number is (717) 238-7365 x202.
Friday, August 10, 2018
United Way of PA is pleased to announce our nominees for the prestigious 2018 Keystone Spirit of the United Way Award. This award is given to a nominee to recognize his or her exceptional and sustained volunteer and philanthropic leadership.This award celebrates the nominees' exceptional and sustained engagement with their local United Way and the work of United Way across the state. All nominees have demonstrated a strong personal commitment to the mission of United Way with their gifts of time and financial resources.To view our honor roll, please click here.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Due to the growth and expansion of PA 2-1-1, United Way of PA is seeking canditates for a new position to work with PA 2-1-1's partners, providers, and staff to help PA 2-1-1 meet strategic goals. Full Position Description Available Here United Way of Pennsylvania offices are located in Harrisburg, PA, and the PA 2-1-1 Operations Director works remotely in the Pittsburgh area. The requirements of this position can be completed from a home office, and the hiring manager is accepting applications from all areas of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania residency is required to accommodate in-state travel...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
This historic state budget has been signed by Governor Wolf and is a strong step in the right direction for early education. Legislators of both parties and the governor have made an investment in the Early Education system that will increase access for thousands of children across the state. The 2018-19 spending plan included the following expanded investments to early learning: Increases Pre-K Counts investment: $20 millionIncreases investment in Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program: $5 millionIncreases investment in Child Care Services: $6.8 millionNew investment in home visiting...
Thursday, June 7, 2018
The Pre-K for PA initiative released results of their poll today that shows 75 percent of likely voters support increasing funding to expand access to high-quality, publicly funded pre-kindergarten. Sixty-four percent of Pennsylvanians said they would pay an extra $50 in taxes to fund pre-k, which would equal a .01 increase in PIT (personal income tax) for the average Pennsylvania taxpayer. For more details about the poll and the full press release from Pre-K for PA, click here.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
United Way of Pennsylvania is excited to announce our summer 2018 webinar series. This summer, we will have four webinars. They are free to our members. To register for the webinars, please click below on the topic. Unconscious Bias: Automatic, Unintentional, & UniversalUWP State Budget Update and OverviewPre-K for PA: Making the Case for Pre-K in PAU.S. 2020 Census: Planning a Complete Count
Monday, April 16, 2018
The United Way of Pennsylvania administered a survey to the 2018 gubernatorial candidates for the primary election. The survey focuses on a broad-based set of issues that impact our network's goals for their local communities. The goal of this survey is to inform voters about where candidates stand on issues in an impartial and nonpartisan manner. Read more about where the candidates stand on issues that impact the health, education and financial stability of Pennsylvanians, as well as partnerships with the nonprofit sector here.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Each year, United Way of Pennsylvania is pleased to gather together our members for our annual conference. The conference gives our members a chance to share their experiences, speak to experts, and learn best new practices. This year, our conference will be in Erie at the Sheraton Bayfront on picturesque Presque Isle Bay starting June 20th and ending June 22nd.Many of our topics this year focus on innovation and looking toward the future. Because each United Way is unique, the approaches in our sessions will vary so that there will be something for everyone at this conference. We're excited...
Monday, February 26, 2018
CONNECT TO HOME: COORDINATED ENTRY SYSTEM OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA SEEKS TO END HOMELESSNESSHarrisburg, PA – Connect To Home: Coordinated Entry System (CES) of Eastern PA coordinates access, assessment, prioritization and referral into the housing crisis response system for all households and populations in a thirty-three county regionConnect To Home is administered by the Eastern PA Continuum of Care (CoC), the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania and the United Way of Pennsylvania. The CoC is working together to end and prevent homelessness with five-year strategic goals, which...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Today, United Way of Pennsylvania and United Way supporters stood with Senator Patrick Browne (R-Lehigh) and Representative Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) to recognize February 11th as PA 2-1-1 Day. 2-1-1 is the free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service that connects 97 percent of Pennsylvanians with all the health and human services available to help. In 2017, just shy of 200,000 people turned to 2-1-1 in Pennsylvania for help. People contact 2-1-1 to find information on basic needs, such as utility assistance or to find the closest food bank. However, 2-1-1 also provides...