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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
What brought you to United Way? I feel honored to work with the team at the United Way of Treasure Valley. I have been a contributor to United Way in other locations in Idaho throughout my adult life and believe in fostering positive partnerships to improve the health, education, and financial stability of our collective communities. I commend the efforts of staff and volunteers with the United Way team of Treasure Valley and their focus on solving the needs of our vulnerable populations. My hope is to add value to this collective effort by...
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
What brought you to United Way?   When I first moved to Boise I volunteered with United Way, before joining the Financial Stability Vision Council.   How long have you been involved with United Way and in what capacity/capacities? I have been involved 11 years. First in vision councils, then joining the board and now I'm Board Chair.    What are you most passionate about when it comes to the work UWTV does?  I am most passionate about our community schools/impact work! Prevention, prevention, prevention…all the way.   Tell us more about you...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
In the spring of 2020, many nonprofit organizations were faced with challenges they had never anticipated facing. United Way of Treasure Valley decided to loosen parameters during our grant season to allow our funded partners flexibility and autonomy with the dollars they were awarded. We did this so that they could support residents of the Treasure Valley facing extreme hardships in the best ways possible. Recently, Kate Nelson from Jannus's Economic Opportunity Program shared these touching sentiments:     "We are deeply grateful for the...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
ACT NOW - Advocate for Early Learning in Idaho! United Way of Treasure Valley needs YOUR help advocating to our state representatives to approve S1193, the appropriation bill for the federal Preschool Development Grant renewal. This funding would provide Idaho with nearly $6 million to support early learning opportunities for Idaho children.    You may recall a similar bill was introduced in the House a month ago, but the previous bill was not approved due to misinformation about the purposes of the grant. We need your help ensuring...
Friday, March 19, 2021
ACT NOW – Advocate for Expansion of Community Schools

 

Join us this week as we advocate for the expansion of Community Schools and encourage our federal representatives to support the Full Service...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

What brought you to United Way?

I first got involved with United Way through my work in the nonprofit sector. Though I grew up here in Boise, before moving back home I worked for nonprofits in both Denver and Seattle. United Way was a great partner in both those areas.  I joined the City of Boise as the Director of Community Partnerships in 2013 and United Way (and Nora Carpenter) quickly became my "go-to" organization to help facilitate collaboration and tackle tricky issues.    How long have you been involved with United Way and in...
Monday, March 1, 2021
How long have you been with our organization?   5 years in July!   What are you most passionate about when it comes to the work UWTV does?   Uniting. I think we’re always better when we work together, and that’s why the work we do speaks so much to me. It’s about uniting our community and working together to make this a great place to live for ALL individuals and families.    Tell us more about you! Family, hobbies, interests, etc.    My husband and I have both lived in Idaho for over 25 years. We love it here, and love raising our kids here....
Thursday, February 25, 2021
How long have you been with our organization?   I’m brand new to United Way, started in February 2021!   What are you most passionate about when it comes to the work UWTV does?   My background is in Community School work and I am passionate about working collaboratively to address equity in our schools and larger community. Ensuring that every individual has what they need to be successful is vital and complex work! I’m excited to expand my horizons in the coming months and dig into the work that the United Way does.   Tell us more about you!...
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    At the start of the 2019 school year at Sacajawea Elementary, during a staff meeting, the conversation opened up to an ongoing discussion about a sensory room, or even just a sensory hallway. Not much came from that conversation, or the prior conversations until months later, when all the stars finally seemed to align just right.   Sacajawea’s Community School hosts monthly stakeholder meetings for staff, partners, parents, and community organizations to come together to share, collaborate, and unite in an effort to continue moving the...
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Original source can be found here.   Balance on the blue line. Hop like a frog. Count the acorns and dance among the raindrops.   These and other creative instructions are affixed to colorful stickers on the floor of a large hallway in the William Floyd Learning Center in Shirley, where a new "sensory path" is available for students when they grow too restless or need an opportunity for a break to refocus.   It’s part of the district's educational strategy to encourage students' readiness for attention and learning — whether they need to calm...

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