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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
United Way of Pennsylvania and PA 2-1-1 are standing united to recognize February 11th as PA 2-1-1 Day and celebrate a significant milestone.  All Pennsylvania residents will be able to contact 2-1-1 for help by the end of 2019.   2-1-1 is the free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service that currently connects 97 percent of Pennsylvanians with all the health and human services available to help.  In 2018, over 202,000 people turned to 2-1-1 in Pennsylvania for help.  “For more than a decade, United Ways, county governments, and other supporters have been building the 2-1-1...
Thursday, January 17, 2019
United Way of Pennsylvania, in partnership with PA 2-1-1, PA AFL-CIO, and AFGE District 3, are launching an initiative January 17th, 2018 to support federal government employees and contractors who are impacted by the partial federal government shutdown. This initiative will be available throughout the shutdown.  UWP has launched a text code which, when individuals sign up, will authorize 2-1-1 to push information and updates to them that will help them cope with the shutdown. This is in addition to 2-1-1’s core work of connecting people in need to basic needs such as assistance with food,...
Thursday, January 10, 2019
United Way of Pennsylvania is an association made up of 46 United Ways. All year long, our staff in Harrisburg works on providing education and advocacy to and for our members. A large part of that effort is our annual conference which takes place in the summer each year.  Our 2019 United Way of Pennsylvania Conference is in State College this year at The Atherton Hotel on June 5th-7th. It will last two and half days, starting Wednesday morning and ending before lunch Friday. Our conference is for United Ways all over the state and we typically draw a crowd of executive directors, marketing...
Thursday, November 8, 2018
United Way of Pennsylvania is happy to announce we will be recruiting an intern for the Spring semester!  This individual will start with UWP in January and work through mid-May, with the potential to continue into the summer semester if work and budget allows.  The deadline to apply will be November 30th, with interviews to follow in the first weeks of December. This internship is a paid position.  The majors we are looking to recruit students from include marketing, communications, and public policy. For the full job description, please click here.  DescriptionUnited Way of Pennsylvania, a...
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