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DRJC Feel Good Friday Takeover
Feb 21 2024

DRJC Takes Over Feel Good Friday: Black History Month 2024

February is Black History Month, and rather than looking back, UWDE President and CEO Michelle A. Taylor wants to call February “Black Culture Month,” and look at...
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Feb 21 2024

Pathways to Freedom: The Role of the Underground Railroad in Delaware’s History

The Underground Railroad, which provided a clandestine network for enslaved persons seeking freedom, is an important aspect of the history of Delaware. As a border...
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Feb 01 2024

Celebrating Black History Month in Delaware – February 2024

Welcome to a journey through Delaware's rich African American heritage this Black History Month. Join us on this exploration with this curated list of Black History...
United Way of Delaware - Being a Latino Leader in Delaware Guiding, Mentoring, and Inspiring the Latino Community
Sep 28 2023

Being a Latino Leader in Delaware: Guiding, Mentoring, and Inspiring the Latino Community

Written by Wanda Barrett Being a Latino leader in Delaware comes with immense responsibility and the opportunity to impact the Latino community profoundly. Leadership...
United Way of Delaware - 2023 Latinos Unidos Student SUmmit (3)
Sep 28 2023

AMPLIFY LATINO YOUTH VOICES at the 2023 Latinos Unidos Student Summit

Latinos Unidos, the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative, and United Way of Delaware hosted the first-ever Latinos Unidos Student Summit on September 16, 2023, at...
United Way of Delaware - Being a Latino Leader in Delaware Guiding, Mentoring, and Inspiring the Latino Community (1)
Sep 27 2023

Recognizing Outstanding Hispanic Leaders in Delaware

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to highlight some prominent members of Delaware’s Hispanic community. As diverse as the Hispanic community itself, the...
BEING LATINO IN THE US
Sep 22 2023

Being Latino in the USA

Being Latino in the USA is a unique and remarkable experience. The Latino community encompasses a rich and diverse tapestry of cultures, traditions, and histories that...
Feel Good Friday - 9/15/23
Sep 15 2023

September 15th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for September 15, 2023 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Join Us at the Latinos Unidos Student Summit As we dive into the vibrant tapestry of...
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Sep 13 2023

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

Discover the Vibrancy of Hispanic Culture in Delaware Hispanic Heritage is deeply woven into the fabric of American culture. Every September, the US celebrates National...
Sep 08 2023

September 8th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for September 08, 2023Why do Small Businesses Matter?Small businesses play a crucial role in building and sustaining communities. Often,...
Aug 25 2023

August 25th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for August 25, 2023 Live United With Purpose Every day, my colleagues and I at United Way of Delaware work to provide services, information...
Aug 18 2023

August 18th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for August 18, 2023 Disaster Relief - Another Way We’re Here to HelpMany of us are finishing our summer vacations and turning our attention to...
Aug 11 2023

August 11th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for August 11, 2023 Summer Colleagues Enjoy Real-Life Workplace Experiences This week’s Feel Good Friday is unlike any you have ever read....
Aug 04 2023

August 4th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for August 04, 2023 Focusing on Youth is Key to Workforce Development For the past several weeks, we’ve looked at summer programming...
Jul 28 2023

July 28th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for July 28, 2023 A First Step Toward a Fulfilling Life Every day my dedicated colleagues join me in working to bring people together to build...
Jul 21 2023

July 21st, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for July 21, 2023 School Stops in Summer; Learning Shouldn’t Summer Slide. Achievement Gap. Summer Slump. Summer Learning Loss. Those names all...
Jul 14 2023

July 14th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for July 14, 2023 “The only certain thing in life is uncertainty itself.” – Oscar Wilde Why Delaware 211 Matters Last week in this newsletter, we...
Jul 07 2023

July 7th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for July 07, 2023 When You Reach Out to One, You Impact the Wellbeing of All UWDE - Delaware 2-1-1 - Get Connected Get Help, We Can Help Why...
Jun 27 2023

United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and Public Policy Advocacy for Delaware’s LGBTQ+ Community

With many states in our country enacting laws that directly target the LGBTQ+ community, such as bans on gender-affirming care for minors and so-called “bathroom...
Jun 23 2023

United Way of Delaware and Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative Announce the Release of a Comprehensive Delaware Workforce Development Study

Wilmington, DE -- (June 22, 2023) United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative (DCRJ) have released a research study titled "Advancing...
Jun 23 2023

June 23rd, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for June 23, 2023 Invest Now for a Stronger Future I often speak with you about our focus area of ensuring that all children are reading on grade...
Jun 16 2023

June 16th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for June 16, 2023 Three Good Things to Know At the outset of each DRJC general body meeting, I share three good things to know in the five minutes...
Jun 10 2023

Celebrating Juneteenth 2023

Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day, or Freedom Day, is a Federal holiday that holds deep historical and cultural importance in the United States....
Jun 02 2023

June 2nd, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for June 02, 2023Pride Month: More than the Festivities Wow, it’s June already. The months seem to pass faster every year. June is LGBTQ+ Pride...
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Jun 01 2023

Celebrating PRIDE Month – 2023

Inclusivity & Opportunity For the LGBTQUIA+ Community in Delaware PRIDE Month provides a platform for celebrating visibility and acceptance. PRIDE is also about...
Bank of America provides grant for financial coaching
May 30 2023

United Way of Delaware Receives Grant from Bank of America to Provide Financial Coaching

United Way of Delaware has received a $50,000 grant from Bank of America to provide funds for personal financial coaching.

May 19 2023

May 19th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for May 19, 2023 “Never Forget the Impact You Can have on a Person’s Life”– Dominique Dawes Yesterday, I had the distinct honor of attending the...
Guest Commentary, Raina Harper Allen, Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative
May 15 2023

Thank You, Volunteers!

Ever wonder how we can find hope in a world that seems full of problems? Well, right here in Delaware, everyday people are stepping up to dedicate their time and energy...
May 12 2023

May 12, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for May 12, 2023 Wishing You Blessings on Mother’s Day "The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." Henry Ward Beecher(Brother of Harriet...
May 05 2023

May 05, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for May 05, 2023May Brings Spring Flowers and Two Important Awareness CampaignsFor me, April and May are the teaser months -- the weather gets...
Apr 28 2023

April 28, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for April 28, 2023Celebrating National Volunteer MonthMy favorite poet, Maya Angelou, was quoted as saying "People will forget what you said,...
Apr 26 2023

April 21, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for April 21, 2023Volunteers Give Us HopeMy heart hurts. I don’t think it’s just me. How could it be when according to ABC News and Gun Violence...
Apr 14 2023

April 14, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for April 14, 2023Spring Into ActionThe warm weather reminds us that we are officially into spring. A lot of our school districts are on spring...
Mar 31 2023

March 31, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for March 31, 2023Help Lighten the Burden for SeniorsThey are our neighbors, friends, fellow church congregants, service workers and in some...
Mar 24 2023

March 24, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for March 24, 2023A Day Filled With InspirationFor many of us at United Way of Delaware, and for many of our allies and our partners alike,...
Mar 17 2023

March 17, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for March 17, 2023Supporting the Next Generation of LeadersSomething important is happening in Delaware tomorrow, and you may not even know about...
Mar 10 2023

March 10, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for March 10, 2023Celebrating Women’s Achievements in Leading Social Change“Celebrate good times, come on! There’s a party going on right here. A...
Do More 24 Delaware 2023 - Raised over $2.375 million for nonprofits throughout the state.
Mar 06 2023

Do More 24 Delaware 2023

Over 530 Delaware-based nonprofits raised over $2.37 million during Do More 24 Delaware 2023. The 24-hour around-the-clock fundraiser took place on March 2nd and 3rd....
Mar 03 2023

March 3, 2023

DoMore24 is Delaware’s largest day of giving, which allows non-profits to raise unrestricted funding to support their communities. Non-profits can receive special...
Feb 24 2023

February 24, 2023

Discover the Racial Equity Challenge Series, a five-day initiative that sends daily e-mail challenges to participants, encouraging reflection on implicit bias in the...
Feb 17 2023

February 17, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for February 17, 2023High School Seniors Benefit from a Partnered Approach for SuccessThe following is an opinion piece co-written by Nello Paoli...
Feb 10 2023

February 10, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for February 10, 2023Every day, thousands of Delawareans struggle to find affordable childcare, access to healthcare, money to buy food and pay...
Feb 08 2023

Do You Qualify for Free Tax Prep Assistance?

Free Tax Preparation | Nehemiah Gateway Getting professional assistance with tax preparation can be costly, but for some Delawareans it's possible to get their taxes...
Feb 06 2023

Success For Our Seniors (SOS)

Nello M. Paoli Jr., chair of the Youth Committee for the Delaware Workforce Development Board, and United of Delaware CEO, Dr. Michelle A. Taylor co-authored this...
Feb 03 2023

February 3, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for February 3, 2023Celebrate or Commemorate?“Should I write Happy Black History Month or It’s Black History Month?” my colleague Alex asked. “I...
Jan 27 2023

January 27, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for January 27, 2023The Day the Baby Comes Home from the Hospital What is the first thing that an infant does? He/she starts learning. Learning...
Jan 20 2023

January 20, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for January 20, 2023It Takes More Than 28 DaysLast week I wrote about volunteerism and suggested the Martin Luther King Day holiday as a prompt to...
Jan 13 2023

January 13, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for January 13, 2023A Heart Full of GraceIt’s nearly three weeks into the new year and for some of us, resolutions are already a distant memory....
Jan 06 2023

January 6, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for January 6, 2023Live Today. Tomorrow Isn't PromisedI’d like to wish all of you a happy, healthy 2023. As always, the new year gives us time and...
Dec 16 2022

December 16, 2022

Read Feel Good Friday for December 16, 2022Heartfelt Gratitude to You!   It's hard to believe, but this is the last issue of Feel Good Friday for 2022! Looking back on...

PRESS RELEASES

3rd Annual Pitch or Ditch Competition Finals to Be Held January 25, 2024, at the Wilmington Library

Wilmington, DE -- (January 22, 2024) The Wilmington Library, Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce (DBCC), the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative (DRJC), and United Way...

United Way of Delaware Recognized by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Pacesetter Honors for Helping to Improve Student Literacy in Delaware and Salem County (NJ)

Wilmington, DE – (December 4, 2023) The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) announced that it is recognizing United Way of Delaware (UWDE) with Pacesetter Honors...

Avelo Airlines and United Way of Delaware to Raffle Avelo Airlines Ticket Vouchers at Winter Coat Giveaway Event in Wilmington

Wilmington, DE – (December 8, 2023) Avelo Airlines and United Way of Delaware (UWDE) will raffle two packages, including two round-trip vouchers for tickets from...

United Way of Delaware and Delaware 211 Will Host a School Backpack Giveaway and Resource Fair in Wilmington – Our Goal Is To Provide 500 Backpacks

Wilmington, DE -- (August 23, 2023) United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and Delaware 211 will host their third Annual School Backpack Giveaway and Resource Fair on Saturday,...

United Way of Delaware and Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative Announce the Release of a Comprehensive Delaware Workforce Development Study

Wilmington, DE -- (June 22, 2023) United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative (DCRJ) have released a research study titled "Advancing...
United Way of Delaware Press Release

United Way of Delaware Receives Grant from Bank of America to Provide Financial Coaching to Delaware Residents

Wilmington, DE, May 22, 2023 – United Way of Delaware (UWDE), a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all, has...
United Way of Delaware Press Release

Update On United Way of Delaware Support for Sussex County Recovery

Delawareans Affected by the April 1 Tornado in Sussex County Face Ongoing Needs for Resources and Support as Recovery Continues Wilmington, DE (April 13, 2023) – United...
United Way of Delaware Press Release

Update On United Way of Delaware Support for Sussex County Recovery

Corporate and Individual Volunteers are Working Together to Speed Recovery Efforts. Wilmington, DE (April 25, 2023) – United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and Delaware 2-1-1...
United Way of Delaware Press Release

2nd Annual Black Student Summit Held in Middletown

Over 300 Attend the Event at St. Georges Technical High School Wilmington, DE -- (April 5, 2023) United Way of Delaware and the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative...
United Way of Delaware Press Release

United Way of Delaware Response to Sussex County Storms

United Way of Delaware Organizes Support for Victims of the April 1, 2023, Tornado in Sussex County Along with community organizations, United Way of Delaware (UWDE) is...
United Way of Delaware Press Release

Thomas Edison Charter Elementary School Takes Home State Reading Championship

Students read for 223,737 minutes in four weeks during READBowl Competition. Delaware Dominates the Nation.Atlanta GA & Wilmington DE - Read with Malcolm, the Youth...
United Way of Delaware Press Release

United Way of Delaware, Christiana Care and Always Best Care look to lighten the burden for seniors

Wilmington, Delaware (March 1, 2023) -- United Way of Delaware (UWDE), Christiana Care and Always Best Care recently launched A Helping Hand to support senior citizens....
United Way of Delaware Press Release

United Way of Delaware Partners with Nehemiah Gateway to Provide Free Tax Preparation for Qualified Delawareans

Wilmington Delaware (Feb 23, 2023) -- United Way of Delaware (UWDE) and Nehemiah Gateway Community Development Corporation are offering free tax preparation services to...
United Way of Delaware Press Release

God’s Green Earthrx Takes Home A First Place Award Of $10,000 In Pitch Or Ditch Competiton To Promote Minority Small Businesses

Wilmington, Delaware (Feb 8, 2023) --- Nikita Thomas, owner of God’s Green EarthRx, a local company that markets a line of natural remedies, took first place in the...
United Way of Delaware Press Release

Coat and Toy Drive in Need of Donations

Wilmington, DE- (December 6, 2022)- United Way of Delaware (UWDE) has come together with community partners and organizations across the state for the second annual...
Dupont is honored by United Way of Delaware for 75 year partnership

United Way of Delaware Honors Dupont with Diamond Anniversary Award

Recognizing 75 Years of Strong Corporate, Community Partnership As part of celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, United Way of Delaware (UWDE) recently named...
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Salem County NonProfits to receive United Way of Delaware Grants

The Salem County Advisory Committee of United Way of Delaware (UWDE) today announced that it will award a total of $18,000 to six Salem County nonprofit organizations...

Todd Veale – New Executive Director of Laffey-Mchugh Foundation

Todd Veale will be the New Executive Director of Laffey-McHugh Foundation WILMINGTON, Del. – The Laffey-McHugh Foundation is pleased to announce that Todd Veale will...
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United Way of Delaware Expands Service Area To Include Salem County, NJ

Wilmington, DE (October 15, 2018) --- United Way Worldwide (UWW) has authorized the expansion of United Way of Delaware’s (UWDE) service area to include the zip codes...

VIDEOS

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UWDE - Virtual Reading Angels - Mary reads Pete the Cat

February 22, 2024 7:00 am

UWDE - Virtual Reading Angels - US Bank reads I Am the Lorax

February 20, 2024 7:00 am

UWDE - Virtual Reading Angels - Bethany reads Authur's Reading Race

February 15, 2024 7:00 am

UWDE - Virtual Reading Angels - Francine reads Ten Minutes to Bed Little Monster

February 13, 2024 7:00 am

UWDE - Virtual Reading Angels - Francisca reads Let's Be Friends : Seamos Amigos

February 8, 2024 7:00 am

UWDE - Virtual Reading Angels - Katie reads The Gruffalo

February 6, 2024 7:00 am

Impact 365: DDHS, Paulina Gyan

February 5, 2024 4:23 pm

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