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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
In my first few weeks here I kept hearing people talk about ‘the food center’ but I really didn’t understand what they were referring to or how it worked- to me it was just a vague location that people disappeared to sometimes. Then last week I went...
Posted at: 9:53 am Thursday, August 17, 2017
Hey there! My name is Caitlin and I just started at United Way of Southeastern Connecticut last week as a Loaned Employee sponsored by Mohegan Sun. So far, I’ve had a great time learning about the impact of United Way in our community and getting to...
Posted at: 12:59 pm Thursday, August 10, 2017
As I continue my work here at United Way, I have realized how important having a strong support system is. I used to believe support only made a difference if it was monetary. However, that is not the case. In fact, there are many ways an individual...
Posted at: 3:30 pm Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Whether you are finishing up a semester in college, beginning a new career, or waiting for the new school year to start, you can become a volunteer this summer. Here are my top five reasons why volunteering this summer is well worth your time....
Posted at: 10:32 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. This ancient quote still rings true today. Imagine, not only being able to gather food for your family, but being taught how to grow your own...
Posted at: 1:10 pm Friday, July 15, 2016
It is finally summertime here in Southeastern Connecticut! That means, for most communities in our area, farmers markets are back for the season. Local Farmers Markets are where you can go to get fresh, seasonal, local produce without breaking the...
Posted at: 11:26 am Tuesday, July 12, 2016
In the wake of another mass shooting, we yet again find ourselves struggling to understand “why”. Why do these horrible, inhumane events like the Orlando and Istanbul Airport shootings happen, why is this fair, why, why, why? It becomes harder...
Posted at: 11:08 am Wednesday, July 06, 2016

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