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...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The push for pre-k in Pennsylvania crafts students ready for kindergarten and sets the stage for success. Successful students turn into productive members of society. Pre-k investments save taxpayer dollars by reducing the need for special education and remedial instruction. You would think these benefits would make high quality pre-k an easy investment, but Pennsylvania ranks 18th out of 30 states that make public investments in high-quality pre-k.For more information about high quality pre-k in PA, please see our blog here.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate voted and passed HR 1, the tax reform bill. United Way Worldwide released a press statement in opposition of the legislation as it provides little benefit to low-income families and will dramatically impact the work United Ways across the country will be able to carry out, most notably through the elimination of the charitable deducation resulting in a decrease in donor giving to charities by an estimated $13 billion dollars per year. You can read UWW's press release here.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
United Way of Pennsylvania has joined the Pre-K for PA campaign as a principal partner! United Ways have long been involved with early childhood education work, so this partnership is a natural fit with our policy priorities and areas of focus. Learn more here.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
2-1-1 is now available in all regions of the Commonwealth! We welcomed North Western PA to the 2-1-1 family yesterday making services avialble to all Pennsylvania residents in need of help who from various social service agencies.Visit our 2-1-1 tab for more information and to find the links to regional 2-1-1 websites.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Take a look at UWP's newest blog post on why we support investements in Pre-K and to view a new report out on Pennsylvania's pre-k investments and where the state is lagging behind. UWP Blog Post: https://unitedwaypa.wordpress.com/
Thursday, April 20, 2017
UWP has some great office space available in the 909 Green Street building! If you or anyone you know are looking for space for your business, with parking included, please take a look at what is available!
Friday, February 24, 2017
UWP is looking for a summer intern. Take a look at the job description below and please apply if it is something you are interested in. DescriptionUnited Way of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit statewide organization representing United Ways across the Commonwealth, is looking for an intern interested in learning aspects of public policy work, along with membership development and marketing skills. It's essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.Responsibilities...
Thursday, February 9, 2017
United Way of PA and Rep. Stephen Bloom (Cumberland-R) celebrated PA 2-1-1 Day with a press conference in our State Capitol. You can view the press conference here and some more follow-up conversation with UWP President Kristen Rotz and Rep. Stephen Bloom here.