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Volunteer Opportunity: Community Investment

How are the programs of our partner agencies funded? You tell us!

Volunteer as a Community Investment Panelist! 

Project: We are looking for individuals that want to help shape our community by making allocation recommendations for United Way's 2016-17 Community Investment process.

Benefits: The panelist is able to experience firsthand how the programs of non-profit agencies in HLUW service area truly improve people's lives with the help of United Way funding. The panelist will come away with a stronger connection to the community they live in. The panelist will have the chance to make networking connections with many people, including those serving on the panel with them, United Way staff, agency directors and staff at the programs under review. 

To Apply: If you are interested in serving as a Volunteer Panelist and would like to view the position description, click here.
The Community Investment Process
Volunteer Panelist application is available HERE.

Questions? Contact Michelle Hargrave at (218)726-4771 or by email at to learn more.

Community Impact

As a community, we recognize education as the cornerstone of a growing and vital community.  Low on-time graduation  rates indicate we are failing a large percentage of our youth.  If we want to make a difference in our children’s lives, we need to make a difference in student outcomes and ultimately increase on-time graduation rates.To accomplish this, we must involve more than just parents and teachers.  We must involve the entire community.  Working together, we can ensure that children enter school ready to succeed, that all can read proficiently by 3rd grade, that each student has a successful transition into and out of middle school, and ultimately, that each student graduates from high school on-time and is ready for success in college, work and life.  

For over 25 years United Way Worldwide (UWW) has been tracking and researching the correlation between social trends and education, all of which indicate that improved education levels have a positive impact on several key economic and social measures.  This research has prompted United Ways across the country to take a more integrated approach to working on community level goals that improve education, help people achieve financial stability and promote healthy lives.

Click here to View Materials from Achieving Excellence and Equity through Education presentation.

Learn about our other areas of Community Impact: Income, Health, and Basic Needs

Learn about Duluth area:

Community Impact Report 2010

Community Impact Report 2009

Community Impact Report 2008

Community Impact Report 2007

Community Impact Report 2007, Executive Summary

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