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Today, over 2 million people will congregate in classrooms, libraries, community centers, homes across the U.S. as part of Jumpstart’s 11th annual Read for the Record. Volunteers will read to kids from this year’s book, “Quackers,” an adorable story...
Posted at: 11:53 am Thursday, October 19, 2017
If you’re familiar with UWSECT, you’ll notice that much of our work focuses on ALICE-  Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed- families. After hearing this acronym and seeing on our publications, I decided to do a little digging into what that...
Posted at: 12:33 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Usually I’m the kind of person who has no problem coming up with things to say, but with this week’s blog I found myself at a loss. I’m struggling to comprehend the tragedy of this weekend, and to be honest, I strongly considered just writing about...
Posted at: 8:56 am Thursday, October 05, 2017
On October 19, United Way will have its annual fall reading day in support of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Volunteers will flood into schools, libraries, and community centers across the country to make kids’ days by reading aloud from the same...
Posted at: 8:35 am Thursday, September 28, 2017
At a recent event of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, President and CEO Virginia L. Mason asked everyone in the audience to inspire kindness and “pay it forward.” As added encouragement, she provided each person with a $5 bill and asked them...
Posted at: 12:37 pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Last week was suicide prevention week, and I didn’t realize until it was almost over. I’m used to being at school and seeing the awareness events put on by Active Minds, but this year there was nothing to remind me until I saw a tweet from...
Posted at: 10:20 am Thursday, September 21, 2017
Something you should know about me: I’m a geek. I love statistics, and I think a little extra research can make a difference in just about anything. So when I was invited to visit the Groton Mobile Food Pantry yesterday, I did some brief homework on...
Posted at: 12:34 pm Thursday, September 14, 2017
Yesterday was one of the most eventful and eye-opening days I’ve had here at UWSECT. I went on an Agency Bus Tour, along with some employees from Foxwoods and Zachry Nuclear Engineering. I was a little nervous before the tour because I’ve...
Posted at: 2:21 pm Thursday, September 07, 2017
This week, the country continues to watch in distress as the people of Texas and Louisiana struggle with the danger and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. We’ve all seen the images- highways washed out, rescue boats searching through neighborhoods,...
Posted at: 11:28 am Thursday, August 31, 2017
The beginning of fall is a time of transitions- a new school year for kids, a different sleep schedule as the days shorten, a change of wardrobe as the weather cools. I know that for many of my friends, these next few weeks are a whirlwind of...
Posted at: 9:37 am Thursday, August 24, 2017

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