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Read our latest stories of impact, stay current on what’s going on at United Way of the Plains and learn how you can make a difference.

  • Cindy Grunewald, a volunteer reading coach with the United Way Read to Succeed program, poses with a class of third grade students.

A Read To Succeed Success Story

November 15, 2022|

“These children are our future and I encourage you to volunteer. You won’t be disappointed!”

Cindy Grunewald, pictured above, is a volunteer with Read to Succeed, a program that helps third grade students in Wichita Public Schools improve their ability to read. We spoke with Cindy about how Read to . . . [Read More]

  • Matt Lowe welcomes Tyra Miles on her first day at United Way.

Tyra Miles joins United Way of the Plains

November 1, 2022|

We are pleased to welcome Tyra Miles to United Way of the Plains as the Domestic Violence Housing Navigator. Miles will coordinate housing for those fleeing domestic violence and human trafficking by working closely with area service providers and members of the Impact ICT – Continuum of Care (CoC) team . . . [Read More]

  • Five ideas of how to reallocate funds from student loan forgiveness.

Qualify for student loan forgiveness?

October 11, 2022|

Here are some responsible ways to put your newfound savings to good use.

Are you one of the thousands that will benefit from your student loans being forgiven? If so, make the smartest move with your savings.

Michelle Presnell, United Way Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability, shares her top five ideas . . . [Read More]


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