United Way of the Wine Country is seeking a Development Officer focused on Individual Giving. Click Here for Details.
United Way of the Wine Country completed the 2014 United Way Worldwide membership requirements.
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In a region where even taqueria menus have burrito-wine pairings, not everyone is wealthy, and many children face a dire future where they won’t have the skills to compete with their peers.. Read More
Local North Coast Opportunities (NCO) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers recently gathered together to celebrate the success of the 2013 Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program. Read More
Check out United Way of the Wine Country’s Health Impact Report!
With the ongoing increase in efforts to effectively address mental health in communities across the country, United Way of the Wine Country and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed together to provide a solution for the community. Local residents have saved $2.3 Million on mental health prescription medications they might not have been able to afford otherwise, thanks to a partnership between the two organizations. Read More
DONATE NEW OR GENTLY USED BOOKS FOR TOTS, EARLY READERS & TEENS IN ENGLISH & ESPAÑOL AT ANY EXCHANGE BANK LOCATION FROM JUNE 21ST – SEPT 10TH. HELP OUR KIDS READ TO SUCCEED!
Each semester, we offer one or more supplemental training sessions for our tutors. These sessions are given by local educational experts who donate their time to help improve your experience with Schools of Hope. These sessions are free for all Schools of Hope volunteers. In March, we will be offering two Advanced Tutor Training sessions, both at the Sonoma Valley Unified School District office in the Professional Development Room, located at 17850 Railroad Ave, Sonoma, CA 95476. Light refreshments will be offered.
When: Wednesday, March 12: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Where: SVUSD office (see above)
Presenter: Gretchen Werner, M.Ed, Volunteer Center of Sonoma County
Topic: Strategies for working with young readers
When: Wednesday, March 26: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Where: SVUSD office (see above)
Presenter: MaryAnn Nickel, PhD, Sonoma State University
Topic: How to better engage students in reading comprehension
Space is limited to a maximum of 24 guests per session. Please RSVP to Geoff Johnson at Geoff.Johnson@unitedwaywinecountry.org by March 3 for the March 12 session or by March 17 for the March 26 session.
We thank our partners, the Sonoma Valley Education foundation and Sonoma Valley Unified School District for organizing and offering use of their facilities.
More than ever, evaluators and policymakers are looking at California’s education system through a critical lens. The implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative is a new beginning for education reform in our state.
Children Now of Oakland recently released the 2014 California Children’s Report Card. This report, subtitled “how kids are doing in our state and what needs to be done about it” details the necessities of education, health and child welfare in California. The executive director of Children Now spoke on-air with Michael Krasny of KQED Forum in January. You can hear the segment, entitled “Majority of State’s Fourth-Graders Fall Short on Reading” at the following link:
Our voice was heard — and read — in the segment at the 18m30s mark. We encourage anyone interested in education to listen to the segment and browse the literature linked to on the KQED webpage.
Covered California and the California Department of Health Care Services today released enrollment figures specific to the North Bay… Continue
Starting January 1, 2014 most residents will be required to have health insurance. If you don’t have insurance, you can enroll in the options below beginning October 1, 2013 for coverage that starts January 1, 2014.
When California’s new health insurance program, Covered California opens this fall United Way in Humboldt County will take a lead role in helping local residents understand their Covered California insurance options.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away… and, it turns out, so does volunteering.
Working with Healthy Kids Sonoma County and Santa Rosa Community Health Centers we are supporting prevention-focused Oral Health Services for Low-Income Children and Pregnant Women.
With United Way support, Committee on the Shelterless “Ready to Learn” program supports the parent/child relationship by offering parenting skills to better create a foundation.
We provided a grant to Redwood Children’s Services teen resource centers, which offers mental health services, peer support, social services and computer classes.
Gloria Pearson was named the 2013 tax seasons Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program.
We supported this YWCA program that provides financial literacy training to clients who are fleeing domestic violence.
We provided funding to this Cloverdale Alliance for Financial Education (CAFÉ) program which works with low-income individuals and families to increase their incomes by starting or improving a micro-business.
We prepared, for free, over 2,300 tax returns which brought in more than $3.4 million in tax refunds back into our community.