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7 tips to get your child ready for kindergarten

September 11th, 2018|

Even if your child can do numerous items a kindergarten readiness checklist, you might still encounter stress navigating the transition. Here are some tips that might help you and your child with kindergarten readiness.

Beyond pencils and crayons: what does “kindergarten readiness” really mean?

August 30th, 2018|

“Kindergarten readiness” is a phrase we all hear, but what does being ready for kindergarten actually mean? Preparing to enter kindergarten means a lot more than having a brand-new backpack, matching lunch box, pencils, and crayons.

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Press Releases

United Way of Southwest Virginia Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency and Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Ranking

October 31st, 2019|

By sharing results that highlight progress United Way of Southwest Virginia is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation, earning the highest level of recognition from GuideStar and a 4-Star Ranking from Charity Navigator.

Wize Solutions and United Way of Southwest Virginia Working Together to Alleviate Hunger in Washington County through Backpacks Unite

October 25th, 2019|

Wize Solutions, an IT services provider that creates sustainable employment opportunities in rural Virginia communities, and United Way of Southwest Virginia have partnered to provide food for children in Washington County as part of United Way’s Backpacks Unite program.

Appalachian Regional Commission names Mary Anne Holbrook as Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellow

October 15th, 2019|

After a competitive application process, Mary Anne Holbrook was selected by the Appalachian Regional Commission to participate in the inaugural class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute. Holbrook serves as the Director of Community Relations for United Way of Southwest Virginia.

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Written Series

2018 Operation Tomorrow’s Workforce Op-Ed Series

Bridging the workforce gap

July 6th, 2018|

Each day, as President and CEO of the United Way of Southwest Virginia, I have the privilege to hear from our region’s employers, schools and local governments.

A model for the Commonwealth

July 31st, 2018|

In 1941, my father, Ben J. Davenport Sr., founded Davenport Energy, a small oil jobbership.

Using technology to connect employers to talent

August 24th, 2018|

In 1941, my father, Ben J. Davenport Sr., founded Davenport Energy, a small oil jobbership.

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2018 Operation Tomorrow’s Workforce Spotlight Series

Now hiring qualified candidates: credential alignment through partnership

September 20th, 2018|

Sometimes, all it takes to align career-learning opportunities is a simple conversation between people who care about the community and are willing to work together – proven by a new partnership between a Bristol-based manufacturer and a local high school.

2018 Week of the Young Child Series

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2017 Operation Tomorrow’s Workforce Spotlight Series

1/11: An introduction to the gap between learning and work in SWVA

April 28th, 2017|

United Way of Southwest Virginia is the leading non-profit organization in our region and serves as the backbone organization in our community.

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2017 Week of the Young Child Series

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