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UWNNS Announces Bold Early Reading Goals
After extensive research and input from all 13 Nevada counties we serve, our board of directors has adopted the critical issue of “children reading at grade level” as its focus area moving forward.
United Way Names Officers for 2015 Board of Directors
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) has announced its 2015 board of directors and officers including Greg Boyer, chief executive officer of Renown Regional Medical Center, as board chair.
Read more here.
We would like to honor the United Way top 25 companies
We want to give a big thank you to our Top 25 companies for their amazing support and generosity of community spirit. Click here to get a closer look at who they all are.
Born Learning Trail
UWNNS and employees of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) and the City of Sparks recently installed the region’s third Born Learning Trail, an interactive, playful outdoor learning tool that promotes early literacy and encourages physical activity for young kids. The trail is part of United Way’s Born Learning program, a long-standing initiative to support early learning and school readiness.
School of PEACE Celebration
UWNNS held a celebration to honor the teen parents who graduated from Washoe Innovations High School’s School of PEACE (parent education and child enrichment), a part of Washoe County School District’s Teen Parenting Program. UWNNS participated as part of their work supporting parents in helping their children with early learning activities.
Why Reading by the End of the Third Grade Matters
UWNNS would like to encourage you to review "EARLY WARNING! Why Reading by the End of the Third Grade Matters." This is a A KIDS COUNT Special Report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that highlights the importantance of early childhood reading and how/why it impacts our community.
Read the report here.
We appreciate our volunteers!THANK YOU to all volunteers who make our community a better place to work, live and play. We honor your service not only during National Volunteer Week. We honor you throughout the year.
December Newsletter Now Available
We would like to share our holiday greeting with you from December's newsletter
In 2013, UWNNS celebrated our 70th Anniversary. For over 70 years, we have created positive, lasting change through our expertise, capacity and relationships. In 2014, with your help, we will reach the goal of $100 million raised since we started in 1942. To help celebrate this goal, we have established the $100 Million Dollar Club. We invite everyone who gives to UWNNS in any amount to become a "$100 Million Dollar Club" member.”
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71 Stories for 71 Years
Follow us on Pinterest as we share stories from over the years, beginning with our founding on October 29, 1942, and how we continue to successfully serve northern Nevada and the Sierra for over 70 years.
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