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July 23, 2014

This Is How Behind Low-Income Children Can Be When They Enter Kindergarten

It comes as no surprise that children with more risk factors start Kindergarten further behind than their peers. While the prevalence of risk factors and kindergarten readiness are directly linked, there is more to the story.  Read more »

Categories: Education | News

July 22, 2014

Texas is the land of opportunity for science, technology and math nerds

Math and science nerds may not have been the most popular in high school, but their passions are paying off.  Read more »

Categories: Education | News

July 18, 2014

Tom Greco spoke with Mitch Carr on KRLD-AM about investment in health and wellness

Tom Greco spoke with Mitch Carr on KRLD-AM. Read the transcript here. Read more »

Categories: Health | News

July 17, 2014

Aikman returns to gridiron to help kids stay fit

His message to kids was to eat right and be active for 60 minutes a day. Read more »

Categories: Health | News

July 16, 2014

Tom Greco: Why Frito-Lay gave the largest single corporate investment to the United Way

Frito-Lay and the PepsiCo Foundation have set a new precedent in single corporate investment given to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Read more »

Categories: Health | News

July 16, 2014

Frito-Lay and PepsiCo plan $700,000 for student health

Frito-Lay Inc. and the foundation operated by its parent company, PepsiCo Inc., plan to announce a $700,000 grant Wednesday to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to support youth health. Read more »

Categories: Health | News

July 16, 2014

PepsiCo Foundation invests $1.25 Million in school health and wellness programs

Partnering with GENYOUth Foundation and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Leaders in School-Based H&W Initiatives  Read more »

Categories: Health | News

July 14, 2014

United Way partner chosen as one of “the metro area’s most interesting characters”

Dora Rivas has been working to get children to embrace good eating habits for more than 30 years. Read more why she was chosen as one of "the metro area's most interesting characters". Read more »

Categories: Health | News

July 10, 2014

Plano chosen as one of 10 healthiest places in America

Time magazine recognizes Plano as one of it's Top 10 Healthiest Places to Live. Read more »

Categories: Health | News

July 09, 2014

Katherine’s Story: Hometown Hero Pays it Forward

Katherine volunteers to hand out food to low-income kids during the summer. Once upon a time, volunteers did the same for her. Read more »

Categories: Health | Income | Volunteer Stories

July 08, 2014

Take Action: Urge senators to co-sponsor the bi-partisan Summer Meals Act of 2014

Lend your voice and support The Summer Meals Act of 2014 Bill. Read more »

Categories: Health | News

July 06, 2014

Big-shot Dallasites honor famous volunteer with prestigious United Way award

Major Dallas philanthropists gathered at the Hilton Anatole to honor Roger Staubach, recipient of the prestigious J. Erik Jonsson Award Read more »

Categories: News

July 03, 2014

Dallas Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of the Year advances to nationals

The Youth of the Year program celebrates children who overcome enormous odds and demonstrate exceptional character and accomplishments. Read more »

Categories: Education | News

July 01, 2014

United Way’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon a touchdown success with Staubach, Aikman & Laufenberg

MySweetCharity recaps our star-studded Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on June 17, 2014. Read more »

Categories: News

July 01, 2014

Dallas prepares to provide housing, health care for immigrant children

Chief Strategy and Operations Officer Susan Hoff tells CBS 11 News how many United Way service providers are stepping in to help.  Read more »

Categories: Education | Health | Income | News

June 27, 2014

June Nine for 90: Ending hunger and homelessness recap

To combat hunger, homelessness and the growing issue of food insecurity, United Way called upon the community to help our friends and neighbors – and the community delivered in BIG ways! Read more »

Categories: Education | Health | Income | News

June 26, 2014

Middle School Girls Geek Out On Science

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Lays the foundation for future innovation and a strong economy. Since 2011, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has put more than 156,000 students on the path to being successful in Math and Science.  Read more »

Categories: Education | News

June 23, 2014

Mike Rawlings’ hosting skills impress fellow mayors at conference

“I don’t know if the man is going to run again or not, but America will not be as good if he doesn’t run, and certainly Dallas will be all the better if he does,” said Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Read more »

Categories: News

June 20, 2014

Dallas groups tout program to feed kids during summer break

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Randy White spoke at a “Nine for 90” event at CitySquare’s Opportunity Center to raise awareness of hunger. It was the second of nine United Way events to mark its 90th anniversary. Read more »

Categories: Health | Income | News

June 19, 2014

United Way hosts child hunger event this morning

The event is the second in the organization’s “Nine for 90” series, which honors United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ 90th anniversary with nine community service projects. Read more »

Categories: Health | Income | News

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