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 crisis. Last winter, Project Warm-Up provided more than 280 households with home heating assistance so that they would not go cold.
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.
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 model for a food hub in New London County, the financial viability of such a food hub, and to understand the impact a hub might have on the health, wellness, agriculture, and the economy.
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.
Making a successful transition from the military into the civilian workforce can be difficult. Transitioning military veterans face the same challenges as any other job hunter – getting their résumé to the right people, learning how to sell themselves, tracking down promising leads, and following-up with employers, headhunters, and job placement agencies. Not many people are comfortable with this process and veterans have the added stress of trying to translate the skills they learned in the military into language that civilian employers can understand.
United Way held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest Mobile Food Pantry distribution site at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church in New London on September 23. Click here to view a photo gallery of the event on Facebook.
You have an opportunity to support children's literacy as we partner with schools throughout New London County to help students achieve their academic goals. Read for the Record® is a national annual campaign from Jumpstart to bring children together with grownups to read the same book on the same day as we try to break a world record - again!
New 2-1-1 Connecticut website includes a more powerful search engine and a design that adapts to any sized screen
Join us for a communitywide picnic and to help kick off the 2015 Campaign!
Our Board of Directors and Campaign Cabinet members are polishing up their grilling tools and will be happy to cook up lunch, especially for you. Leading the team of chefs are the 2015 Campaign Co-chairs Nikki Gullickson, Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Stonington and Donna Yother, President and owner of SAVA Insurance Group.