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Finding the Silver Lining: Tips for Childcare Providers and Educators During COVID-19

May 22nd, 2020|

John Richardson-Lauve, a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience working in the field of mental health, provides educators and childcare providers tips to finding the silver lining during a global pandemic.

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Press Releases

United Way of Southwest Virginia Partners with CodeVA to Strengthen Computer Science Education and Career Exploration in Southwest Virginia’s School Systems

June 9th, 2020|

United Way of Southwest Virginia partners with CodeVA, a nonprofit organization that partners with schools, parents, and communities to bring equitable computer science education to all of Virginia’s students.

Southwest Virginia COVID-19 Advisory Council Announces Second Major Disbursement of Funds

June 2nd, 2020|

In partnership with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), the Southwest Virginia COVID-19 Advisory Council will provide a total of $85,000 that will be available to Southwest Virginia families experiencing the financial tolls of the global pandemic.

Survey reveals smaller entities were less likely to receive payroll protection assistance

May 8th, 2020|

The primary reason respondents stated for not getting funding was that funds were not available or had already been used up.

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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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