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September 10, 2014

Dallas City Council Tentatively Approves Funding for Earned Income Tax Credits

The Dallas City Council takes initiative in its fight against poverty by tentatively approving funding for Earned Income Tax Credits for families living below the poverty line. Read more »

Categories: Income

August 29, 2014

Dallas Business Journal Selects United Way Executive Committee For 2014 Outstanding Directors Award

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is excited to announce that the executive committee of the board of directors has been selected as a winner of North Texas' Outstanding Directors Awards for 2014 (Committee Category) by the Dallas Business Journal.  Read more »

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August 27, 2014

Free Tax Services Aid In the Fight Against Poverty

What if a few extra dollars wasn't just nice, but life altering? For many low-income families, the Earned Income Tax Credit can make a difference. Read more »

Categories: Income

August 20, 2014

Poverty is Eating at Dallas’ Core

Poverty is a pernicious problem in North Texas, but one that can and will be improved thanks to the dedication of our community and targeted initiatives to help. Read more »

Categories: Income | News

August 14, 2014

Dallas ISD Sees Progress with Enrollment for Pre-Kindergarten Program

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Categories: Education

August 12, 2014

United Way “Nine for 90” Volunteers Help West Dallas Families Get Ready For Back-to-School

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Categories: Press Releases

August 11, 2014

Cafe Momentum restaurant finds permanent home in downtown Dallas

GroundFloor graduate fellow, Cafe Momentum, has a place to call home. The GroundFloor impact accelerator fund at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas invests in and supports innovative companies that place social impact at the heart of their business model. Read more »

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August 07, 2014

Mosaic House becomes a home thanks to United Way volunteers

Mosaic Family Services shares success story through May's Nine for 90 project Read more »

Categories: Health

August 06, 2014

Texas Home Visiting Program: Helping Good People be Great Parents

Hear from Sarah Braden how the Texas Home Visiting Program is positively impacting families in Dallas County Read more »

Categories: Education

August 05, 2014

Students have unique opportunities as Mayor’s Intern Fellows

Our own Fellow shared her experience on CBS 11 news with Adrienne Bankert Read more »

Categories: Education | News

July 31, 2014

July Nine for 90: Preventing childhood obesity

July’s “Nine for 90” event focused on improving the health and well-being of children. Read more »

Categories: Health

July 31, 2014

1 in 3 U.S. adults have ‘debt in collections’

A recent report from the Urban Institute makes it clear that debt is a significant challenge facing many North Texas families. Read more »

Categories: Income | News

July 30, 2014

Donate your jeans to help Dallas area students in need

Bring gently used jeans to us at Belk in the Galleria Dallas this weekend and receive a 5$ coupon towards a new pair of juniors jeans. Read more »

Categories: Education | News

July 28, 2014

Dallas Observer: It Really Sucks to Be a Kid in Texas

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is working to change that.  Read more »

Categories: Education | News

July 28, 2014

Nonprofit Dallas lender knows where there are wheels, there’s a way

“Having a car just fixed everything — my whole life. It’s something so simple, but it means so much.” Read more »

Categories: Income | News

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

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