Looking Forward in 2014

Looking Forward in 2014

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Over the next 100 days, we’re shining a light on homelessness.


Imagine you have the power to bring someone home. Volunteer or donate for our 100 Days of Homelessness Campaign to match people with permanent housing.


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United Way of Greater Los Angeles Brings Real-World Learning to the Classroom


United Way of Greater Los Angeles (UWGLA) was recently awarded a grant from the James Irvine Foundation to become the “backbone organization” for LAUSD’s Linked Learning business and community engagement.  UWGLA is the leading partner of the district in implementing the Linked Learning approach in local schools, giving students the opportunity to integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real-world workplace experiences. Linked Learning ignites high school students’ passions by creating meaningful learning experiences through career-oriented pathways in fields such as engineering, health care, performing arts, law, and more. When students love what they’re studying, they learn more, work harder, and dream bigger.


United Way of Greater Los Angeles is seeking corporate partners from a variety of industries and sectors to participate in the program and invest in their future workforce by providing students in Linked Learning pathways with high-quality work-based learning opportunities. Specifically, employers can offer students internships, mentorships, job shadowing, and field trips in addition to working closely with teachers and administrators to provide externships and insight into how the classroom experience can be better aligned to workforce expectations as they develop curricula.


For inquiries and to participate, please contact Amy Silverman, Education Program Officer, at 213-808-6286 or asilverman@unitedwayla.org.


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We’re helping families save money by providing free income tax preparation and access to tax credits.


Trained, certified volunteers prepare taxes at no charge to families throughout Los Angeles County. Last year, volunteers provided free tax preparation service to 39,573 people, helping them claim over $43.8 million in total tax refunds.


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Target Hosts Best. Snowday. Ever.


United Way Corporate Leader, Target,  celebrated this past holiday season by hosting the Best. Snowday. Ever. Over three days, Target  transformed downtown’s LA Live into a  winter wonderland featuring snow, music, sledding, and holiday tree lightings, for all Los Angeles residents to experience and enjoy.   A long time United Way partner, Target enhanced the spirit of giving by hosting a public fundraiser featuring four local non-profits, including United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Residents donated to the charity of their choice and left their gift in large stockings placed at the event site. We salute Target for being an outstanding community hero during the holidays and throughout the year!


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