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Summer enrichment

May 25, 2017  //  United Way

Look out world! There’s a new engineering partnership that could radically alter our lives. Or at least it will alter the lives of the aspiring engineers. They’re two 10-year-old boys. The pair participated in a 2016 summer enrichment program focusing on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). After designing, testing, modifying, and perfecting a wind-powered… Read the Full Story »

The realities of poverty

April 14, 2017  //  United Way

The notion of poverty is all too easy to disregard in one’s mind as, “not my problem.” Indeed, for those of us lucky enough to be reading this in the comfort of our warm homes or at the office it can be difficult to imagine what impoverished individuals go through every day. However, ponder this… Read the Full Story »

Middle school and high school success

March 10, 2017  //  United Way

Moving the tassel from the right to the left is more than just a symbolic gesture. For students unable to perform this acclaimed tradition, it can mean making an average of $707,400 less in their lifetime and are 27 percent higher likelihood of living in poverty. The Lincoln Board of Education has set the goal… Read the Full Story »

Nearly 500 “Helping Hands” join to support children in Lincoln at annual United Way event

March 6, 2017  //  Women in Philanthropy

Wine bottles wrapped in rhinestones, desserts designed to tease the most determined dieter and bling by the basketful were on display to tempt those who attended United Way’s Women in Philanthropy 10th Annual Helping Hands Auction held at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel on Jan. 26. Dozens of baskets loaded with silent auction items and a… Read the Full Story »

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