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Dec. 16, 2014
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Community Blogger   Reader submitted blog Surprise Sweepstakes Winners!
This year United Way had a little fun notifying the winners of our 2014 Campaign Give & Win Sweepstakes by surprising them at work! Check out the video!   
Posted by LiveUnited at 3:01 p.m. | Talkbacks
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Dec. 9, 2014
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Community Blogger   Reader submitted blog United Way's Merge
hese are exciting times for all of us here at United Way. United Way of Greater Milwaukee and United Way in Waukesha County have merged to form United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. This has been an incredibly thorough and thoughtful process, and we are excited to be moving fo...
Posted by LiveUnited at 3:03 p.m. | Talkbacks
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Dec. 2, 2014
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Community Blogger   Reader submitted blog Raising Spirits with Fewer Trimmings
During the holidays last year, Americans spent an average of $730 on gifts, food, decorations, and more. For thousands in our region living paycheck to paycheck, these expenses can be overwhelming and sometimes out of reach. By working together, however, we can help make the season brighter f...
Posted by LiveUnited at 1:56 p.m. | Talkbacks
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Nov. 21, 2014
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Community Blogger   Reader submitted blog What's left?
With the victory of Scott Walker and the Republican Party in Wisconsin this past election day – they increased their majorities in both the Assembly and Senate – the Milwaukee Public Schools have joined the “endangered species list” of public school districts in the United...
Posted by fonscx at 11:57 a.m. | Talkbacks
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Nov. 20, 2014
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Community Blogger   Reader submitted blog My Little NICU Blessing: The Importance of Prematurity Awareness Month
Almost 8 years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful boy.  I was prepared, healthy and ready to go—but things didn’t go as planned.  Although I carried him to full term, there were some complications at delivery, resulting in a 3 day stay in the NICU.  Today, my boy is t...
Posted by LiveUnited at 1:42 p.m. | Talkbacks
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Nov. 4, 2014
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Community Blogger   Reader submitted blog Reflections on Boys & Men of Color Week
“Innovation requires discontent” those were the words of Eric Grimes, keynote speaker at the Nonprofit Center’s conference on Building Opportunity for Boys and Men of Color. The day was filled with workshops and activities on how we can change the path for boys and men of colo...
Posted by LiveUnited at 2:03 p.m. | Talkbacks
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Oct. 27, 2014
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Community Blogger   Reader submitted blog BMOC Week: A United Way Perspective
“The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again. . .” Richard Wright, Black Boy     Black Boy, Richard Wright’s lyrical, haunting autobiography, was published in 1945.  What strikes me today is how, for so ...
Posted by LiveUnited at 2:23 p.m. | Talkbacks
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Oct. 23, 2014
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Community Blogger   Reader submitted blog One Paycheck Away: A Closer Look at Homelessness in Milwaukee
“I could probably give you a tour of the whole building,” he said, somewhat quietly, as we walked to the Alumni Memorial Union. I had just been paired up with Tom (named changed for confidentiality) as a part of Project Homeless Connect. Tom told me that he had worked for over a d...
Posted by LiveUnited at 10:37 a.m. | Talkbacks
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Oct. 14, 2014
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Community Blogger   Reader submitted blog Project Homeless Connect
If you walk downtown you are bound to see a disheveled person dressed in stained and tattered clothes, holding a cardboard sign and muttering for spare change in an incoherent voice.  Many ignore these individuals; others offer a dollar and keep walking.   But at the end of the day...
Posted by LiveUnited at 4:44 p.m. | Talkbacks
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Oct. 9, 2014
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Community Blogger   Reader submitted blog A New Generation Stepping Up
These days it seems like everyone is talking about Millenials. Young people don’t vote. They are addicted to smartphones.  They’re too self-centered. My opinion? Ignore the haters.  When it comes to getting involved in the community, Millenials step up. In a study...
Posted by LiveUnited at 2:57 p.m. | Talkbacks
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