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ALICE: Study of Financial Hardship-Louisiana

November 1, 2015

Through a series of new, standardized measurements, the United Way ALICE Reports present a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and town level, and the reasons for why. What we found was startling -- the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially is much higher than traditional federal poverty guidelines suggest. The United Way ALICE Project is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.

Maximizing The Middle: Reflections on United Way's Middle Grades Success and Transition Challenge

October 6, 2015

The middle grades are a time of dramatic growth for youth. This is a time period marked by significant physical and emotional changes, as adolescents experience the early stages of puberty and a late spurt in brain development. It is also a time marked by the increasing importance and influence of peers and increasing independence from parents and other family members.In schools, the middle grades mark a unique period of transition. Students entering middle schools are exposed to a more fluid environment with changing classes, multiple teachers, rotating schedules, and significantly larger numbers of students at each grade level that come from different elementary schools. There are increased expectations for student academic performance and behavior/self-control. Middle grades students are also expected to assume greater responsibility for their learning and to develop and put to use critical work-study skills including task persistence, completing assignments and projects on time, time management, and organizational skills.This report focuses on a growing body of research that demonstrates a strengthening of the middle grades experience is a critical leverage point for improving high school graduation rates and increasing the number of students who graduate prepared for higher education.

ALICE: Study of Financial Hardship-Pacific Northwest: Idaho, Oregon and Washington

January 11, 2015

Through a series of new, standardized measurements, the United Way ALICE Reports present a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and town level, and the reasons for why. What we found was startling -- the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially is much higher than traditional federal poverty guidelines suggest. The United Way ALICE Project is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.

ALICE: Study of Financial Hardship-Connecticut

November 1, 2014

Through a series of new, standardized measurements, the United Way ALICE Reports present a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and town level, and the reasons for why. What we found was startling -- the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially is much higher than traditional federal poverty guidelines suggest. The United Way ALICE Project is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.

ALICE: Study of Financial Hardship-Indiana

November 1, 2014

Through a series of new, standardized measurements, the United Way ALICE Reports present a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and town level, and the reasons for why. What we found was startling -- the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially is much higher than traditional federal poverty guidelines suggest. The United Way ALICE Project is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.

ALICE: Study of Financial Hardship-Michigan

September 1, 2014

Through a series of new, standardized measurements, the United Way ALICE Reports present a broad picture of financial insecurity at the county and town level, and the reasons for why. What we found was startling -- the size of the workforce in each state that is struggling financially is much higher than traditional federal poverty guidelines suggest. The United Way ALICE Project is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for this growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.

Volunteering: The Force Multiplier for Community Change

June 18, 2014

In May 2014, United Way Worldwide's research team surveyed 74 U.S. and international United Way CEOs. The survey found that:The United Way network has seen a bigger increase in the growth rate of volunteering than the nation as a wholeThere is a gap between what most volunteers are doing and the kind of volunteer activities United Way leaders say is most needed in building stronger communitiesThe role of businesses, schools and faith institutions in engaging volunteers has great potential for solving community challenges.America's volunteer rate is at its lowest point since the federal government started measuring this 12 years ago, down from 27.5% in 2002 to 25.4% in 2013. Despite the declining proportion of people volunteering, population growth still translated into a 9% gain in actual volunteers from 2002 through 2012. But United Way saw a 23.8% increase in volunteers in the same time period. And 73% of the global panel of United Way CEOs who responded predict volunteering will continue to rise in the next year.

Voices for the Common Good: America Speaks Out on Education

March 31, 2011

Presents focus group findings about school reform as the key to community change, the need to reconnect schools and communities, and the need to teach values. Outlines implications for mobilizing communities to address the dropout crisis and other issues.

Ethics Matter: United Way of America Code of Ethics Guide

May 2, 2003

This code of ethics was written by the United States-based third sector organisation 'United Way' which is dedicated to mobilising commitment to charitable causes. In this code, The United Way pledges to commit itself to personal integrity, professional excellence, responsibility to and of volunteers accountability and efficiency, vendor relations, equal opportunity, and avoiding conflicts of interest, personal gain, nepotism, and solicitations.