United Way of Greater St. Louis is offering non-profits, community agencies and faith-based organizations the opportunity to apply for one-time grants.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A gold medal Olympian and a player for the Rams helped the United Way kick off its new Education Express program, matching children with mentors and tutors.
When 8th grader Dawn Harper started struggling in her science classes, her mother gave her an ultimatum: Bring your grades up or you'll never run again. Fifteen years later, Harper is a professional track athlete and Olympian, earning a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and a silver medal in the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Her life has been a journey, Harper said, and it wouldn't have been possible without the mentors and tutors she enlisted to help her along the way. "I knew I had to surround myself with positive people, mentors, people who believe in you," Harper said during a pep rally Tuesday at Soldan High School in St. Louis City. "Do not be afraid to reach out. To this day, I still ask for help." Harper joined St. …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Vincent Flewellen joins the United Way agency as head of faculty and administrative staff.
Vincent Flewellen has joined University City Children’s Center (UCCC) as center director. In this new position, Flewellen will head the faculty and administrative staff of UCCC. He will report to Stephen P. Zwolak, who has served as UCCC’s executive director since June 2000. As a team, they will extend their commitment to providing innovative, quality care and education to a racially, culturally, developmentally and socio-economically diverse population of children. Before joining UCCC, Flewellen served as director of development and director of community partners for Neighborhood Housing. Prior to that, he was managing director of program for Teach for America. Flewellen also has taught sixth graders at Mary Institute-Country Day …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Tips for staying cool during this summer heat wave.
A excessive heat advisory for the St. Louis metro area is in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30. An advisory is issued when the Heat Index is expected to reach 105 degrees Fahrenheit or air temperature reaches 100 degrees) or an Excessive Heat Warning is issued by the National Weather Service. The EPA has declared Friday an orange air quality day, meaning it is unhealthy for sensitive groups to be outdoors. According to the Air Quality Index, people with lung disease, older adults and children are at a greater risk from exposure to ozone, whereas persons with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of particles in the air. The United Way has several helpful tips for those seeking relief …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Local nonprofit school teaches children in a diverse, intentional early childhood community.
University City Children’s Center is a nonprofit, United Way agency committed to providing innovative, quality education and a nurturing environment to a racially, culturally, socio-economically, and developmentally diverse population of children between 6 weeks and 6 years while providing supportive services to families. The school is located in University City on Vernon Ave.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Use this online quiz to match your skills and availability with local organizations that need volunteers.
Volunteering your time is a great way to support your Patch community and give back to those around you. But finding a volunteer opportunity that matches your skills, schedule and passions can be a challenge. That’s why the United Way developed an online quiz that matches applicants to agencies desperately in need of extra hands. Before you take the quiz, take stock of what you’re looking for. So many organizations need extra help that you are sure to find something that matches your needs as well. Once you know what you are looking for, take the United Way’s Volunteer Interests Quiz, and take an important step toward bettering your community. Patch also has resources to connect volunteers with good causes. Just hover over "More Stuff" on …