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October 21, 2014

Former Cowboy Tony Dorsett tells kids to pursue education at event Monday

“Sports will come and go, but your education lasts for a lifetime,” Dorsett told 100 fifth grade students at the Richardson Independent School District elementary school. Read more »

Categories: Education | News

October 21, 2014

Blake Shelton, Usher to play Dallas United Way’s 90th birthday bash

Musical powerhouses Blake Shelton and Usher will hit the stage Feb. 6 at AT&T Stadium in the Unite Forever Gala concert sponsored by PepsiCo. Read more »

Categories: News

October 20, 2014

Ebola in North Texas — How you can help

The Vickery Meadow neighborhood of Dallas has recently been under the spotlight as news broke of the first confirmed Ebola case in the United States. Read more »

Categories: Health

October 20, 2014

INVESTING IN IMPORTANCE OF STEM IS FOCUS FOR 6TH “NINE FOR 90”

Cowboys legend Tony Dorsett visits with students at local magnet school to support the importance of STEM education  Read more »

Categories: Education | Press Releases

October 16, 2014

The Voice’s Usher and Blake Shelton to headline United Way’s gala at AT&T Stadium

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Categories: News

October 16, 2014

Blake Shelton & Usher to Co-Headline UWMD 90th Anniversary Celebration Concert Presented by PepsiCo

Celebration and concert slated for Friday, February 6, 2015, at AT&T Stadium Read more »

Categories: Press Releases

October 13, 2014

Three tech entrepreneurs win $3K at Pitch Tank

Winner SafeNight is part of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ second class of GroundFloor Fellows. Read more »

Categories: Health | Income | News

October 09, 2014

Talking to Children about Ebola

United Way CSOO Susan Hoff speaks with CBS DFW 's Robbie Owens on how to talk to children about Ebola. Read more »

Categories: Health | News

October 06, 2014

Continuing the Celebration: 90th Anniversary Golf Tournament and Gala Raises $301,000

Bank of America has been a long-time, generous supporter of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and their latest fundraiser golf tournament was no exception.  Read more »

Categories: News

October 02, 2014

Volunteers Spruce up South Dallas Center on Day of Caring

ChildCare Group’s MLK Child Development Center was one of 28 organizations in the Dallas area that benefited from the annual event  Read more »

Categories: News

October 01, 2014

LIVE UNITED DAY Celebrated By Frito-Lay PepsiCo Single-Day Volunteer Effort

Frito-Lay and PepsiCo employees are celebrating the third annual LIVE UNITED DAY with the largest-ever PepsiCo-United Way Day of Caring.  Read more »

Categories: News

October 01, 2014

PepsiCo & Frito-Lay Employees Kick-Off Live United Day with United Way ‘Day of Caring’

PepsiCo United Way Day of Caring Effort Contributes an Estimated 25,000 Collective Volunteer Hours to North Texas Non-Profits in the Past Five Years  Read more »

Categories: Press Releases

September 30, 2014

Jennifer Sampson on The Scott Murray Show

Listen to UWMD President and CEO Jennifer Sampson's interview with Scott Murray on 570 KLIF-AM! Read more »

Categories: News

September 29, 2014

Pre-K is the way to improve schools

The Texas Education Agency’s decision to pursue an expansion of pre-K signals an exciting shift in the discussion about public education.  Read more »

Categories: Education | News

September 29, 2014

Frito-Lay and PepsiCo employees to celebrate PepsiCo-United Way Day of Caring

Frito-Lay and PepsiCo employees will contribute 5,000 volunteer hours in a single day next week to celebrate Live United Day Read more »

Categories: News

September 26, 2014

Texas Instruments Volunteers Spruce Up Elementary School

By connecting Texas Instruments volunteers together with Ireland Elementary, we were all able to create a positive experience for school children in their community. Read more »

Categories: Education | News | Volunteer Stories

September 23, 2014

Job training program for Dallas felons among finalists for United Way GoundFloor

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to host its second annual GroundFloor Startup Accelerator Pitch Day.  Read more »

Categories: News

September 22, 2014

How to get kids to class

When kids don’t have the money for uniforms, school supplies or food, they either struggle to make it through the school day–or they don’t show up at all. Read more »

Categories: Education | Income | News

September 19, 2014

Back-to-School and On a Mission to Spread Health

Healthy Zone School teachers are making a difference, and they are being noticed.  Read more »

Categories: Health | News

September 15, 2014

App Helps Domestic Violence Survivors In Crisis

SafeNight is United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ latest GroundFloor investment creating a buzz across North Texas. Read more »

Categories: Health | News

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