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United Way is requesting proposals to partner in delivering programs that drive positive change for adolescents in New London County. As part of United Way’s partnership with selected programs, funding will be provided for up to two years to...
Posted at: Monday, March 07, 2016
Do you know ALICE?Twenty-five percent of Connecticut households have earnings that exceed the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but fall short of a basic cost of living threshold. This threshold is a measure of the amount of income required to pay for the...
Posted at: Tuesday, February 09, 2016
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is partnering with local schools across New London County in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The event on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 is Read Across America, an initiative of the National Education Association (NEA...
Posted at: Wednesday, February 03, 2016
 Brian A. Orenstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.   "It's an honor for me to chair the United Way board...
Posted at: Monday, January 25, 2016
It's 3 pm in 1976 and a 15-year-old girl is thinking about running away from home. It's midnight in 2015 and a depressed older man is contemplating suicide. Who did they both call? 2-1-1. 2-1-1 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It is...
Posted at: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Project Warm-up is a heating assistance program of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut which collaborates with local service providers to meet the home heating needs of families in southeastern Connecticut that are experiencing a short-term...
Posted at: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Today, the Internet is an essential part of a child’s education.  It strengthens and enhances lessons learned in the classroom and is an increasingly important tool for students and their parents to succeed in the 21st century. In 2011, Comcast...
Posted at: Thursday, December 17, 2015
The results of a year-long study of the feasibility of establishing a food hub in the region have been released. The study was spearheaded by United Way and the New London County Food Policy Council (NLCFPC), undertaken to determine the optimal...
Posted at: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Many of us tend to think of hunger at this time of year. The image of a family in our community spending a holiday without a decent meal on the table makes our hearts ache with sadness. Giving Tuesday occurs annually on the Tuesday after...
Posted at: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Giving Garden at Coogan Farm raised 3,500 pounds of fresh, organic vegetables for the region’s hungry families, and reached 968 households in nine communities at the end of its second growing season. Additionally, dozens of volunteers gave...
Posted at: Thursday, November 12, 2015

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